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Old 11-12-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Amazing imperiousness from drywall manufactures to increase 35% January 1,2012. I am puking as I type.

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Amazing imperiousness from drywall manufactures to increase 35% January 1,2012. I am puking as I type.
Suppliers always send notices of increases. they only stick if all the suppiers raise it. They have been using that tactic for decades.

If your bidding a job where it would hurt you then get their quote in writing with the time period stated that they hold price for. If they raise it, then sue for breach of contract.
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Amazing imperiousness from drywall manufactures to increase 35% January 1,2012. I am puking as I type.
Ya it happens a couple times a year. That tells me there is alot of work coming but I also feel that the work might not last too long. Try locking in prices with suppliers if increase looks like its valid. What a joke.Why doesnt drywall get recycled?
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Ya it happens a couple times a year. That tells me there is alot of work coming but I also feel that the work might not last too long. Try locking in prices with suppliers if increase looks like its valid. What a joke.Why doesnt drywall get recycled?
because guys like us throw it in the dumpster not the recycling bin. Besides the recycled paper they face our drywall with already sucks imagine if they used recycled everything.
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Well they can't call It a shortage this go round can they..
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I was told american gypsum is cutting back all production.& everyone follows suit & therefore we get hit with a increase.My supplier tells me about this "threat" of increase around this time of year every year & have yet to see a major increase.Time will tell.My estimates are only good for 30 days & so is my suppliers price.Only way to cover yer arse.
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My suppliers are saying they won't accept futures bids and they won't allow pre- buying.
At least if they increase, it will be all of them.
They usually threaten about twice as much as they actually increase.
We are all in the same boat.
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the year i started- rock cost 17 dollars a 1000 sq ft. first time i stocked a house, was 25 dollars a thousand. now= gypsum is the most plentiful minerial on this planet. and yet- usg punks dictate our policey. rock must be about , like the price of gold. cuz, we never grabbed our ball sack, and said no more. coure i been complaing for 30 year. oh well.
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Just talked with my supplier he confirms 30% increase on all wallboard. 10% or higher on all mud. 1 st of the year.
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If we weren't such a disorganized trade we could all raise our prices together and they would have to pay us.
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We sould all hope that the 35% increase in drywall sticks for all of next year, It might help everyone be profitable!
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Here's a Mfg copy of the increase.

NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY
To Our Customers:
Our business has continued to endure the effects of an unprecedented housing market decline and a
challenging economy. Wallboard demand has been essentially flat and at historically low levels for the
better part of three years running. The outlook for the next 12 to 18 months might at best be described
as a slow “climb out.”
In response to these circumstances, we have downsized and streamlined our operations. We have also
critically examined our internal policies and practices to identify other ways to improve administrative
efficiencies and our financial performance. As a result, we have also determined that the present pricing
levels and practices under such circumstances are not sustainable. Therefore, after careful consideration,
we have decided to implement the following actions:
The practice of providing job quotes is broken and counterproductive to meaningful and consistent price
management needed to support profitability. Therefore, effective immediately, we will discontinue for all
product lines the policy of providing job quotes. All job commitments previously made, and for which we
have received a signed Notice of Intent from the customer, will be honored. This procedure was outlined in
our May 19, 2009 communication letter to our customers. We will strictly enforce this policy and have set
a date of October 14, 2011, by which to verify those commitments.
In addition, National Gypsum Company will implement a price increase of 35% on all wallboard products,
to be effective on January 1, 2012. It is our intention that the resultant price (up 35%) will apply for all of
2012. We are providing this notice well ahead of the effective date of the increase in order that you can be
guided accordingly in your planning for 2012.
We will offer guidance on projects that extend into 2013 in future communications.
Price increases on other product lines will be communicated at a future time.
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Here's a Mfg copy of the increase.

NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY
To Our Customers:
Our business has continued to endure the effects of an unprecedented housing market decline and a
challenging economy. Wallboard demand has been essentially flat and at historically low levels for the
better part of three years running. The outlook for the next 12 to 18 months might at best be described
as a slow “climb out.”
In response to these circumstances, we have downsized and streamlined our operations. We have also
critically examined our internal policies and practices to identify other ways to improve administrative
efficiencies and our financial performance. As a result, we have also determined that the present pricing
levels and practices under such circumstances are not sustainable. Therefore, after careful consideration,
we have decided to implement the following actions:
The practice of providing job quotes is broken and counterproductive to meaningful and consistent price
management needed to support profitability. Therefore, effective immediately, we will discontinue for all
product lines the policy of providing job quotes. All job commitments previously made, and for which we
have received a signed Notice of Intent from the customer, will be honored. This procedure was outlined in
our May 19, 2009 communication letter to our customers. We will strictly enforce this policy and have set
a date of October 14, 2011, by which to verify those commitments.
In addition, National Gypsum Company will implement a price increase of 35% on all wallboard products,
to be effective on January 1, 2012. It is our intention that the resultant price (up 35%) will apply for all of
2012. We are providing this notice well ahead of the effective date of the increase in order that you can be
guided accordingly in your planning for 2012.
We will offer guidance on projects that extend into 2013 in future communications.
Price increases on other product lines will be communicated at a future time.
AREA: Entire U.S. and all Export


They are the victims?
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Supply and demand?
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curious to see if other manufacturers are doing this as well....usg/certainteed/lafarge to name a few.....if they dont, I could see this putting natl gypsum under

this could be a problem already existing...i am starting to see a lot less natl gyp board around here and a lot of the mud suppliers that pushed proform are going to usg and lafarge
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ALL manufacturers raising their prices 35%. Certainly constitutes price fixing.
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i heard thru the grapevine that lafarge is on allocations and national has shut down a couple of plants. were going to create a shortage so we can run the price up.
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''I could see this putting natl gypsum under''


GOOD.
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If we weren't such a disorganized trade we could all raise our prices together and they would have to pay us.
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curious to see if other manufacturers are doing this as well....usg/certainteed/lafarge to name a few.....if they dont, I could see this putting natl gypsum under

this could be a problem already existing...i am starting to see a lot less natl gyp board around here and a lot of the mud suppliers that pushed proform are going to usg and lafarge
Bill, Yes they all are going up. I have increase letters from all the manufactures, I can post them if you like. They all say 35%.
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