Drywall in Demand


The Gulf coast was ravaged in 2004 as a result of Hurricane Katrina and other natural occurrences.  Thousands of homes were seriously damaged or destroyed and rebuilding efforts were extensive.  Building materials such as drywall were in high demand and domestic distributors couldn’t keep up.  Home builders and contractors were forced to import the supplies they needed.  In fact, 20 Chinese companies exported nearly 500 million pounds of drywall from 2004 to 2008 to the U.S.


The Problem With Chinese Drywall…

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