Concrete producers might be interested to learn how other segments of the construction industry are fairing in these uncertain economic times. In October, the editors of PROSALES magazine, a Hanley Wood publication which focuses on the lumber supply industry, surveyed their readers on how they were surviving the credit crunch.
PROSALES reported most lumber dealers say the credit crisis hasn't hurt them much, partly because they borrow from banks sparingly. Dealers that are feeling heat from their banks often said it's because of their customers' trouble getting and paying construction loans.
To what degree are your contractor-customers reporting any change in difficulty securing construction loans?