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‘Not good timing’: Drywall prices rising – Finance and Commerce

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Federal data released Thursday show that prices are climbing for a variety of construction materials including drywall products, which are heavily used in homebuilding.Last fall, suppliers of gypsum products said they intended to raise prices 35 percent on Jan. 1, and some local builders say they have seen drywall prices increase between 20 percent and 30 percent in 2012. Manufacturers said the poor economy necessitated price increases in gypsum. But local builders say the price hikes are problematic for a residential construction industry still struggling to regain its footing.

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

February 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Posted in gypsum products

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