Thanks to the pandemic, 2020 was the year of staycation spending. It's shaping up to be a similar pattern in 2021.
This week's print issue of Plastics News includes coverage from the International Builders' Show, where Catherine Kavanaugh writes that workers in the home construction and renovation industry are keeping busy converting spare rooms into home offices and home gyms, and building additions and lavish decks to make our homes both more functional and more comfortable.
And those trends don't seem to be slowing down. Azek Co. just announced it is building its ninth plant, in Boise, Idaho, to make Timbertech-brand decking, expecting to employ 180.
Now we just need to hope for a fast recovery for resin supply chains. (And vaccines, of course.)