The Real Deal Miami

Miami seller knew early about drywall problems

May 20, 2010 09:45AM

Miami drywall distributor Banner Supply was aware it had supplied home
builders with dangerous Chinese drywall four years ago, according to a
confidential agreement it made with a Chinese manufacturer. Banner was
one of the region’s top construction suppliers in 2007, according to
industry magazine Southeast Construction. During the past year, the
Consumer Product Safety Commission has gotten more than 3,000
complaints about drywall issues, with a significant number coming from
Florida homeowners. Banner made no mention of complaints from builders,
something that might have helped now-troubled owners of
homes with Chinese drywall. [Miami Herald]