Barrier Technology

27 July 2007

Home Building Less of a Drag??

The Commerce Department issued a report today announcing U.S. Growth Rebounding during the second quarter.

More government spending, a surge in business investment and a better trade performance led to U.S. economic growth to a level similar to the growth experienced at the beginning of last year. The GDP gained at a 3.4 percent annual rate.

The Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson reported today that problems with bad loans in the subprime mortgage area were largely contained and the global market losses are really a repricing of risks. He went further to say we have a strong economy and a strong global economy.

Home building was less of a drag in the second shrank at a 9.3% annual rate v.s. the 16.3% during the first quarter. Has the tide turned? From a rise in inquiry activity, Barrier is more bullish about the market than in past months.Fire-rated sheathing, town homes, multi-family construction, housing market, small cap, otcbb, ibtgf, barrier, blazeguard, mycoguard, fire-rated paint, intumescent paint, mold, mildew, fire-retardant plywood, frt, sips, structurally insulative panels, fire-rated wall assemblies, commercial modular, modular home construction, green building products, LEED,


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Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.