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Housing rebound, cost stability are boons for paint makers

10:50 AM MDT | April 29, 2013 | —Vincent Valk

Coatings makers are mostly optimistic about the industry’s outlook as the North American construction market rebounds and the industrial coatings markets experience solid growth. “We are all guardedly optimistic” about the construction recovery in the United States, says Carol Eicher, business president/coating materials, building, and construction at Dow Chemical. “As the US housing market recovers, as commercial construction recovers, as those [segments] continue their slow journey out of doom, that is very good news.” Bunch: North...

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