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Slow Payment Is Sapping Contractors’ Strength

Publication Date: 6/24/2009
Author: Steve Setzer
Format: HTML

On top of concerns about dwindling backlogs and an uncertain economic outlook, slow payment for work already performed is now sapping the strength of many industry firms. Across the industry, executives report pay cycles for general contractors have stretched to an average of 45 to 60 days from 30 days a year ago. Subcontractors report pay cycles in the 90-day range, roughly twice the average from a year ago.

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