Foam if you want to, foam around the world...
We've been facing shortages in Missoula over the past year and a half, everything from toilet paper to Red Bull. And now, you can add foam to the list.
Oh, you think you don't need foam, do you? I was just like you, until about 60 seconds ago when I started writing this article.
It's one of those things that you don't really think about unless you don't have it, but foam is used in products like boats, RV's, refrigerators, and furniture. And it seems like furniture especially might take a big hit as a result of the foam shortage.
The lack of foam means it's going to take a lot longer for new furniture to get made before it ships out to local stores. And as a result, furniture deliveries are going to be severely impacted. You could be looking for a new couch or a mattress, and then find out you won't be able to actually receive it for another eight months.
So if you're in the store and you see something you like and they have it in stock, it's best to act as quickly as possible - otherwise, you could be waiting for a pretty long time to get the thing you want. And with COVID cases on the rise across the country, it's possible this shortage could last a while.
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