What are drywall manufacturers?


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Drywall manufacturers are companies that take raw gypsum from mines and convert the substance into drywall by blending the powder with starch, paper, pulp and an emulsifier. The mixture is then flattened, placed between sheets of paper and baked to form a hard, brittle sheet less than 1 inch thick.

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What are drywall manufacturers?
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Eight of the largest drywall manufacturers in the United States were sued in early 2013 due to price-fixing allegations. CertainTeed, Georgia-Pacific, USG, American Gypsum, United States Gypsum, TIN, New NGC, LaFarge North America and PABCO Building Products were accused of coordinating a price raise of 35 to 37 percent in 2011. Drywall prices spiked again in 2013 when manufacturers increased prices 25 to 35 percent.

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