WORLD WIDE IMPACT OF COVID 19 IN THE LUMBER AND STEEL INDUSTRIES
Thesis StatementCOVID-19 has created an immense reduction in production when it comes to both the steel and lumber industries throughout the world causing an incredible demand which produced a drastic raise in prices. This virus has had an everlasting impact on many businesses across the entire globe. When it comes to steel and lumber the impact was tremendous. Prices are going up daily because the demand keeps rising for these commodities. What sparked me to think about this topic was the fact that since retiring from the military I work for a company that imports both lumber and steel and the effect that this shortage has had has been tremendous on companies like this. The high prices of lumber materials just going to a retail store like Lowes or Home Depot are absurd and that is if they even have these materials on hand. The impact to the consumer will be great on all levels from just buying a sheet of plywood to building an entire house.InstructionsThe Final Research Project will be 20-25 pages and due in week 8. The project must include a title page, table of contents, abstract, and a reference page. The project will demonstrate the knowledge acquired through course work completed to date. The project is an application of this knowledge and requires the student to analyze and interpret the topic of interest. The use of graphics and charts is highly encouraged.This report must be original work. This report cannot include papers submitted in previous courses.FormatAPA cover pageAbstract (1/2- 1 page)2. Introduction to the topic, problem or thesis statement3. Literature Review Background Research on the topic4. Discussion of your ideas on the topic and problem5. Discussion of new solution(s) to the problem6. ConclusionThe final paper must have the following key sections, clearly identified, though they can be titled creatively to reflect your question and interests:I. An introduction that states the problem and why your topic is important.The research question, clearly and concisely stated as a question. What do you hope to answer with this research? This section should also include definition of terms.II. Literature Review – background research on this topicIII. The results/ discussions, describes what you have learned that helps answer the research question. What are you ideas about this topic?IV. The discussion of potential new solutions.V. The conclusion, which summarizes the key points of the paper and suggests further research needed on this topic.VI. A list of references in APA format.