Material Shortages Hit Chicago’s Construction Industry

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A construction worker works on the road in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Thursday, April 9, 2020. A growing number of construction workers are staying home amid coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press
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A construction worker works on the road in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Thursday, April 9, 2020. A growing number of construction workers are staying home amid coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

Material Shortages Hit Chicago’s Construction Industry

Wood, copper, drywall and other construction materials are in short supply. The shortages are hurting contractors working on buildings downtown and beyond and could lead to delays in workers returning to some offices in and around the Loop.

Reset learns more about what’s causing the shortages and how they are rippling across Chicago-area commercial and residential real estate.

GUEST: Danny Ecker, commercial real estate reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business