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August 14, 2017

  • Featured Article

    The Construction Labor Shortage Needs Major Institutional Fixes

  • Ask commercial developers in a major market to name their biggest challenges, and the rising cost of construction will be at or near the top of the list. But while the complaints have grown louder in recent years, the underlying problem has been decades in the making, and the current administration's policies only figure to make it worse.

    A major contributor to the present challenge of obtaining construction labor is the current point of the development cycle. A Fannie Mae study found that 404,000 new units are slated for delivery in 2017, 61,000 more than came online just a year ago.


  • Synthetics expected to grow 7.6% annually

    Synthetic Roofing Underlay Will Outsell Asphaltic Version by 2020, Freedonia Predicts

  • By: Craig Webb

    Demand for synthetic roofing underlays will rise 7.6% per year to hit 111.7 million squares by 2020, at which point synthetics will be more popular than asphaltic roofing underlays, the Freedonia Group predicts.

    Its new report, announced Dec. 12, said the sales gains will be driven by continuing interest from consumers, who have come to recognize the product's enhance resistance to moisture and its ease of installation.


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Pricing Updates
  • Pricing Updates*


    Effective Date Manufacturer Description
    August 10, 2017 USG Joint treatment, Durock/Fiberock/Glass Mat products
    August 12, 2017 Schlage Varies by product group
    August 28, 2017 Armstrong US Residential ceilings and commercial access ceilings including mineral fiber, fiberglass, and Woodhaven ceiling products
    September 1, 2017 OX Engineering Thermo-Ply RED Foil-Poly 100ct, Thermo-Ply RED Poly-Poly 100ct, Thermo-Ply GREEN 400ct
    September 1, 2017 Nelson Wood Shims Select products
    September 7, 2017 Knauf Insulation EcoBatts, EcoRolls, Manufactured housing products, Inner-Safe Batts, all Loose Fill Insulation, Basement Wall Insulation
    October 1, 2017 PPG All products
  • *The following price changes have been announced by the respective manufacturers and may or may not impact GBP's prices, call your GBP Sales Rep for details.

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