Rock Products Volume 18, No. 3

Rock Products Volume 18, No. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... which is available. Good labor is bringing $2.25 per day and regular workmen cannot be secured. The D. J. Kennedy Co., from its East End yard, reports a little slump in business in the city during the past two weeks. This is laid to high prices, especially. A considerable amount of building is being held up on account of the abnormally high bids and the company does not look for any brisk developments this summer on that account. John A-Strouss, of Knox, Pa., Strouss & Bragdon, says that prices for lime, cement, clay, tile, brick and other material are no higher than they w-ere four or five years ago. Brick are only up about fifty to eighty cents per 1,000 and lime only a few cents a barrel. Mr. Stroues believes that by the end of the year the volume and value of the new structures erected will compare very favorably with any year since 1913. The building of warehouses continues to constitute one of the chief features of the situation in Pittsburgh. On the south side, in addition to the Houston Brothers' warehouse, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co., has started work on a $100,000 warehouse near Smithfield street. F. F. Nicola and others are clearing a site for a very large warehouse on Duquesne way near Seventh street. In the cast end the Pennsylvania Railroad is arranging to build a $50,000 warehouse and freight station. Milwaukee, Wis., June 5.--The condition of the building trade in this city is a rather healthy one, judging from the large amount of building going on in all parts of the city. Reports from the state indicate that the same condition exists there and building supply houses are correspondingly active. The building record for Milwaukee to date is still far in excess of last year. During the month of May more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236896262
  • 9781236896261