Thursday, May 27, 2010
Who would've thought?
Holy road trip! Shortage of paint for highway stripes
Highway construction could come to a screeching halt this summer due to a shortage of paint.
"It's not like this is Home Depot, with stacks of stockpiled paint," said AGC spokesman Brian Turmail. "A lot of paint producers are distributing only 50% of what they did last year."
And typically, if the paint isn't down, the job isn't done, and the contractor can't get paid.
"Depending who you speak with, this could be an eight-week problem, or a six-month one," he added. "We're hoping for the former but preparing for the latter."