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Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Sep 01, 2013

Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

By George H. Reddin Earnings reports from the construction aggregate sector show that there is improvement in the economic and construction industry fundamentals that drive demand for crushed stone, sand, and gravel. Data on housing starts and private non-residential construction continues ...

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Data Mining July 2013

Jul 20, 2013

Data Mining July 2013

Guest Blog: Housing increases more than offset by falling federal spending

Jul 10, 2013

Guest Blog: Housing increases more than offset by falling federal spending

Recent deal activity continued with the same themes we have seen in the last few years — corporate divestitures for balance sheet management and small strategic bolt-on deals by the sector’s major producers. Vulcan Materials and Lafarge S.A. continue to ...

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Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

Jun 01, 2013

Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

By George H. Reddin   Merger and acquisition activity remains slow, but steady, as the outlook for many construction markets remains flat and disappointing. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in March, as the biggest drop in government projects in more than ...

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Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

May 01, 2013

Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

By George H. Reddin     The first quarter of 2013 closed with slow, but steady, deal activity — the same pattern we’ve seen in recent years. The demand from buyers is as healthy as we have seen in years, and there remains ...

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Cemex results were a bright spot as units shipped decreased in 2012

Apr 01, 2013

Cemex results were a bright spot as units shipped decreased in 2012

By George H. Reddin The fourth quarter of 2012 brought mixed results from the construction materials sector, with companies like Granite and Vulcan reporting slight decreases in aggregates shipped and revenues earned. While there were some bright spots around the country, ...

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No paths are available for smooth transactions

Dec 01, 2012

No paths are available for smooth transactions

By George H. Reddin   As the push toward year-end begins and buyers and sellers work diligently to close deals by Dec. 31, I am reminded how due diligence has become a full-contact sport. Never has the due diligence process been so ...

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Steady, but modest, growth is the trend

Nov 01, 2012

Steady, but modest, growth is the trend

By George H. Reddin   Slow progress in the return of the residential market, modest enthusiasm for the passage of MAP-21, and the continued steady, albeit modest, pace of acquisitions are starting to give some optimism that the worst is behind us ...

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Elections and a ‘fiscal cliff’ loom ahead, but residential recovery continues

Oct 04, 2012

Elections and a ‘fiscal cliff’ loom ahead, but residential recovery continues

By George H. Reddin   Uncertainty continues to characterize the near-term economic outlook and inhibit stronger growth and job creation. This has been a common theme for this article during the last few years and has been a major reason for the ...

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Data Mining September 2012

Sep 01, 2012

Data Mining September 2012

Home and highway markets show signs of improvement   While we remain in a period of significant uncertainty, we are beginning to get little signs that the worst is behind us and that there is guarded optimism moving forward. Housing appears to have ...

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Economic indicators point toward higher valuations and lower costs.

Jul 01, 2012

Economic indicators point toward higher valuations and lower costs.

                     

State and Province News April 2012

Apr 01, 2012

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates.   Alaska The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would repeal a requirement that stone, sand, and gravel operators ...

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