This is part of the 2010 Distribution Landscape Report, looking at current trends and issues faced by distributors in
diverse sectors. Non-subscribers can purchase the full report for $195 by clicking here.
One of the stated goals of the Troubled Asset Relief Program was to reopen credit channels that effectively closed when the
financial markets collapsed in the fall of 2008.
However, 18 months later, many distributors – particularly those in the building materials market – are continuing
to struggle to get the credit necessary to conduct business. And that is making investment for growth more challenging …