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Louisiana Contractors Brace for Impact On Labor, Materials in Efforts to Rebuild

September 17, 2021

Via: ENR

Between COVID-19, the five named storms that hit the state in 2020 and the industry’s ever-present labor shortage, Louisiana contractors have spent the last year trying to get by with a maxed-out workforce and pandemic-related supply chain shortages.

Hurricane Ida didn’t make things any easier.

Contractors are bracing for materials and labor to become even harder to come by, which could translate into more costs and longer construction timelines while the state recovers from the Aug. 29 hurricane.

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