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Saturday, September 23, 2023

P.E.I. contractors ask the province for help 

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘It’s a substantial growth that not many contractors can handle.’
  • In a note sent to the government on May 20, the Construction Association of P.E.I. summarized how regular fuel cost increases have made it harder to price jobs and adhere to those assessments — making work less predictable and more costly.

The Construction Association of Prince Edward Island says its contractors feel the effect of volatile fuel prices on the Island and expect the region can help.

In a note sent to the government on May 20, the association summarized how recurring fuel price increases have affected every part of the industry and asked: “that the government look at a fuel adjustment index to cover the escalating fuel price.”

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The Construction Association of Prince Edward Island says its contractors feel the effect of volatile fuel prices on the Island and expect the region can help

The association’s general manager, Sam Sanderson, stated contractors are absorbing prices ranging from worksite commutes to the delivery and supply of materials to the fuel consumption of heavy equipment.

‘A significant increase.’

“Contractors are having a considerable, big trouble with anything and everything they’re doing today, no matter how big or small the project,” said Sanderson.

Source – cbc.ca

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