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Construction employment news has also been mixed, as the industry dropped 2,000 jobs in April, but in year-over-year comparisons the figure was up by about 63,000, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Rising input costs have also been a detriment to some companies. Owens Corning is a good example of this, as its 1st quarter margins shark in part due to increased asphalt costs. The company did manage to grow consolidated net sales though, logging a 9% year-over-year increase. USG Corp. also managed to grow its 1st quarter sales, but posted a net loss for the quarter. Owens Corning and USG Corp. reports are accessible for free by registering today at http://www.shinesrooms.com/OwensCorning170512.pdf and http://www.shinesrooms.com/USGCorp170512.pdf.
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