NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN MARCH 2010

Building Permits
685,000

Privately owned housing units were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000.

This is 7.5 percent (±1.3%) above the revised February rate of 637,000 and is 34.1 percent (±2.6%) above the March 2009 estimate of 511,000.

Housing Starts
626,000

Privately owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000.

This is 1.6 percent (±15.2%) above the revised February estimate of 616,000 and is 20.2 percent (±15.3%) above the March 2009 rate of 521,000.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau News/HUD

Top HARDI Members Vie for Testing Honors

MARCH 1 TO APRIL 30, 2010

Top 5 Testing Organizations (Regional Testing) No. of Tests
1. US AirConditioning, City of Industry, CA 114
2. Ferguson Heating and Cooling, Pomona, CA 83
3. Peirce-Phelps Inc., Philadelphia, PA 61
4. Gensco, Tacoma, WA 52
5. Baker Distributing, Jacksonville, FL 38
Temperature Equipment Corp., Lansing, IL 38
Top 5 Testing Locations (Local Testing) No. of Tests
1. Johnstone Supply, Denver, CO 89
2. Mid-Way Supply, Elk Grove Village, IL 36
3. Habegger Corporation, Indianapolis, IN 32
4. MSI HVAC, Fontana, CA 30
5. Ferguson Heating and Cooling, Charlotte, NC 22

If you want more information about sponsoring NATE testing, contact Kathy Corr at 703/276-7247 or kcorr@natex.org.