STAFDA president Eric Grabowski says the association’s distributors are regaining ground lost since the recession of 2007.
In a column from the STAFDA Trade News newsletter, Grabowski, of Edge Construction Supply of Spokane, Washington, said construction jobs are showing growth in the Northwest.
Housing is particularly strong in the Pacific Northwest: “In Washington state alone, the residential market has grown by 22% the past year, and is at pre-recession levels based on total dollars of construction.”
Also, he said a distributor who follows the residential market in the Pacific Northwest is celebrating the best two years of business in 2013 and 2014.
“That’s a bit of good news I wasn’t hearing four years ago,” Grabowski wrote.<!--[if gte mso 9]>-->