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Modern kitchen with flat white Italian cabinets and white Chinese quartz in gut renovated single family home in Lincoln Park showing 3F general contracting capabilities

Chinese Quartz Tariff Hits 300%

Department of Commerce Announces new Antidumping Tariffs on Quartz from China

“On November 14, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of quartz surface products from the People’s Republic of China.”  You can read the fact sheet here.   This means there will be NEW anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese quartz surfaces imported into the United States.  The tariffs will add 242.1% to 314.1% to the cost of bringing Chinese quartz surfaces into the United States. The new tariffs take effect once they are published in the Federal Register, which is likely within a few business days.

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Exterior of 5658 N Ridge Avenue before construction

North Park Ventures to Gut Renovate 5658 N Ridge

5658 N Ridge | Apartment Gut Renovation

Chicago based real estate developer, North Park Ventures, hired 3F Construction to gut renovate 5658 N Ridge.  The property is zoned RT-4 and has 6 units today.  North Park is digging out the basement to construct 4 legal garden units.  In addition, they are renovating the existing 6 units above grade.  The project is a full gut and demolition started in November 2018.

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