Irene damages hit at the heart of USG production/distribution center.
Irene will cause a tremendous amount of drywall / sheetrock / gypsum board damage specially due to floods and as a result of gypsum board forming ‘mold’ when constantly exposed to water, there is a major run to secure gypsum board at Home Depot, Loews, etc. In addition, Home Depot & Lowes will most likely see an uptick with respect to homeowners performing Irene repairs.
The damages are concentrated from North Carolina to Vermont virtually the whole east coast.
EXACTLY where usg’s new low cost plants are:
Washingtonville, PA (2008)
Norfolk, VA (2008)
and EXACTLY where the biggest concentration of L&W is!
See production/distributions centers here below: