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Project Costs: How Far is Up?

Price increases for steel and aluminum products are hitting general contractors, subcontractors, and project owners alike.

Electrical contractors and their suppliers have plenty to kvetch about when it comes to the increases in steel and aluminum prices and the wild ride that copper prices have been on over the last few months. However, they don’t have it nearly as bad as builders or suppliers and manufacturers that live and die with the prices of other construction-related products in the supply chain.

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