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January 14, 2011 08:45 ET

Opinions on Owens Corning and MDU Resources Group Inc. - General Building Materials Industry Still Sputtering

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the general building materials industry and has completed analytical research on Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) and MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE: MDU). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The general building materials industry which includes players like Owens Corning continues to struggle as the residential housing market is still showing few signs of a significant turnaround. Dismal housing construction projections have also been highly detrimental to revenues of companies within the industry. Investors looking for free research on Owens Corning are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/OC140111.pdf.

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Commercial construction is faring slightly better than residential and some companies are shifting their focus to these divisions as a result. In addition to shifting more capital to commercial divisions, several companies such as MDU Resources Group Inc. are also focusing less on domestic and more on global markets. Investors looking for free research on MDU Resources Group Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/MDU140111.pdf.

One of the few positives for the industry has been a consumer preference for remodeling, repairing and making energy saving upgrades to their home instead of testing the weak housing market. However, remodeling revenues pale in comparison to those gained from construction projects. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the general building materials industry.

Overall, a weak construction market has substantially hindered growth for the industry. Construction does typically pick up at the onset of spring but few are projecting substantial improvements this year. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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