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On March 12, ABC joined a coalition of construction, housing and real estate organizations in a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to address price increases of lumber in the United States over the past year. Due to a range of issues, including decreased production, supply chain woes, tariffs and wildfires in the United States, the construction industry has seen significant increases in lumber prices since last spring, threatening jobs and leading to higher project costs. ABC will continue to work with government officials to develop solutions to these significant price increases to protect construction jobs and support critical projects.