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In Hawaii as a pro drywall specialist ive seen a decline in opportunity meaning drywall slowness. my question is how about in your area is it the same allover the USA?/ I mean I have jobs but the next line up might be slower than anticipated................lol :whistling
 

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It's definitely slower some areas...

USG looking for ways to cut back after loss
The company has been hit hard by the housing recession -- housing starts plunged 23 percent in the quarter from a year ago -- and now is feeling the pinch from the global credit crisis and financial meltdown.
I can't find it now....but yesterday I had read where USG is reducing projection by like a billion sheets as well as closing a few factories.

However it's not all bad:

USG shares climb 25% on Buffett's boost in stake
Cash-strapped USG Corp. said investor Warren Buffett and a Canadian insurance concern have teamed up to provide USG with a $400 million cash infusion, through the purchase of potentially lucrative contingent convertible notes.

The news sent USG shares up nearly 25 percent to trade at $7.07 on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

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It's definitely slower some areas

It's definitely slower some areas...

USG looking for ways to cut back after loss

I can't find it now....but yesterday I had read where USG is reducing projection by like a billion sheets as well as closing a few factories.

However it's not all bad:

USG shares climb 25% on Buffett's boost in stake



exactly what areas?:furious: please be frank here on theis forum huuuuuuuuu... im more than curious ...because of the crunch time in the USA and Obama.... also gas prices are back to sanity wow what a relief..........:clap:
 

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I'm not frank, but the part of Iowa I am in is busy, the cities are not. Depends on your location. Is that exact enough for ya??:blink:
 

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HEY Aaron111

I worked on Kaui for 2 years after Iniki. Subbed from Mike Aki and boy was it a pleasure and an honor. Wondering if you have an update on Mike as far as hoe he,s doing. Nicest fellow i ever met. Aloha
 

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kauai drywaller and Handymen all Good

I worked on Kaui for 2 years after Iniki. Subbed from Mike Aki and boy was it a pleasure and an honor. Wondering if you have an update on Mike as far as hoe he,s doing. Nicest fellow i ever met. Aloha
fine hes got about 14 kids man :whistlingso he got his hands tide. the union whent down here on Kauai the largest corp of international Sheraton Hotels stopped all jobs world wide. :furious:Thats what make it harder for Kauai workers man. Im looking at the next crew that decides to take over the new Ritz carlton
here......any way Mike Aki is fine.....

Quality1st where are you located at in the USA??? how business in your neck of the woods?/ ;) lol
 

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North Mexico (Formerly known as Central NJ), slooooooooow. Builders aren't even making spec houses. Homeowners are going with immigrant workers for crazy low prices. I'm talking $15 per board. Automotive on the other hand, is doing grrrrrrrrrreat!
 

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talking $15 per board

North Mexico (Formerly known as Central NJ), slooooooooow. Builders aren't even making spec houses. Homeowners are going with immigrant workers for crazy low prices. I'm talking $15 per board. Automotive on the other hand, is doing grrrrrrrrrreat!
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I see thats really dead man....more like 25 a board would be nice........ I have a call from our union today about possible work her on Kauai:clap:

so thats nice.....when automotive goes good drywall dont you say??/ :w00t:
 

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In the northeastern Maryland area here. They say the market isn't as hard hit here as in other places but I have slowed to a dead stop.
 

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Construction in northeastern Maryland area Drywall etc....

In the northeastern Maryland area here. They say the market isn't as hard hit here as in other places but I have slowed to a dead stop.
Rockhound groovy name man thats alusive ha ha ....:thumbup: question? are small business owners and commercial businesses your area of expertise?

thats like wize here in Kauai....im sure the weather might have some to do with it on the eastern coast,,,,
construction labor on Kauai is really slow currently do the the recent shut down of ITT Sheraton corps...i mean smack dap in the middle of drywall projects:no: there is hope though of this error....:clap:
 

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Busy but not worth it? does that make sense? Thanks to oil activity the housing market here has been strong, would be better but alot of people cant get financed. Not worth it....work to be had but since everybody and thier brother is here to do drywall prices are in the tank, why bother. Living this far north (North Dakota) I never thought I would be competing with illegals from south of the border. How am I expected to run a legit business with licensing, insurance and make a living while I have to compete with $6 a board prices? Or the cash only wink wink price?

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I'm not frank, but the part of Iowa I am in is busy, the cities are not. Depends on your location. Is that exact enough for ya??:blink:
Where exactly in Iowa, GPS coordinates would be nice, any where near Clinton? And why does that town, Clinton, smell so bad?






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I am in southeast Iowa. Have never been to Clinton. Don't know why it smells so bad. The name?? I am south of Des Moines about 60 miles. don't drive through it going to Chicago or anywhere else, I guess.
 

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I've been trying to focus on specialty jobs like soundproofing. Not a lot of volume, but margins are great. Word of mouth is how I get the jobs, but I'm looking to make up a 1 page piece of literature or something. Maybe try an ad in the paper
 
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