Contractors Brace for Hurricane Katrina Aftermath by Mark Friedman Posted 9/12/2005 12:00 am Updated 4 years ago Arkansas construction companies brace themselves for soaring material costs, labor shortages and rising fuel prices in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's damage to Gulf Coast states. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.