WASHINGTON, DC — The National Association of Home Builders is continuing to press the Biden administration to take action in addressing a shortage of electrical transformers that’s preventing many U.S. home builders from completing construction projects, the trade association announced.
The Washington, DC-based NAHB said that it has conducted conversations on the issue with Commerce Dept. officials, but the shortage of transformers and other electrical components such as switchboards and circuit breakers “is spreading across the country and imperiling many construction projects and the ability to provide affordable housing.”
The problem is particularly acute in Arkansas and Florida and has been compounded by the damage wrought by Hurricane Ian, the NAHB said.
The NAHB, along with other building-related organizations, is asking the White House to convene a summit with affected stakeholders to discuss solutions to the problem, association officials said.
“Focused attention to these matters is needed to resolve these shortages and rebuild critical infrastructure in disaster-affected areas and across the U.S. where projects have been put on hold due to shortages,” the NAHB said.