The Delta Variant Is Denting Texas’s Construction Industry
These should be good times for the Texas construction industry. The state’s rapidly growing population and a pandemic-driven boom in housing sales has builders in high demand. But the industry is getting hammered by COVID-related supply shortages.The number of construction workers out sick with the disease has “definitely picked up again from the Delta variant,” said Travis Mross, executive vice president of operations at Zachry Construction in San Antonio. That’s come as a surprise. At the start of the summer, the worst of the pandemic seemed to have passed for Texas-based companies like Zachry, which builds highways, bridges, dams, and other projects all over the U.S. and the world. Zachry had employed an array of pandemic-safety protocols and encouraged its two thousand employees to get…View Original Post
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