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Speaking with One Voice — NSSGA’s New CEO, Mike Johnson

Feb 01, 2014

Speaking with One Voice — NSSGA’s New CEO, Mike Johnson

NSSGA’s new CEO, Mike Johnson, focuses advocacy efforts by putting aggregates first.   Q. When it comes to association management, what are the key commonalities and differences between the beer and aggregate industries? A. First, thank you for the opportunity to respond to ...

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No budget until April?

Mar 12, 2013

No budget until April?

So our president is delaying the budget once again. According to a March 8 report from The Hill which cites Congressional sources, the Obama Administration won’t be releasing its 2014 budget until April 8 — more than two months late. By law, ...

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Mergers & acquisitions are slow throughout 2012, but supply and demand dynamics bode well for 2013

Jan 01, 2013

Mergers & acquisitions are slow throughout 2012, but supply and demand dynamics bode well for 2013

M&A activity ended 2012 the same way it started — slow. The constant theme throughout the year was uncertainty, which, as I have preached for the past few years, is the kiss of death for transactions. The year brought some ...

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Could the Grinch Save This Christmas?

Dec 12, 2012

Could the Grinch Save This Christmas?

A few nights ago, I watched one of my favorite Christmas classics, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, with my family. Maybe I was lulled by the voice of Boris Karloff, but as the Grinch's heart grew three sizes, and he ...

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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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Compliance with proper equipment guarding

Dec 01, 2012

Compliance with proper equipment guarding

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   The Mine Safety and Health Administration develops a guide to help producers abide by industry rules and protect against guarding-related violations.   By Tina Grady ...

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The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

Oct 08, 2012

The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

The U.S. Department of Labor's latest employment report is out. For some key industry sectors, it's good news -- but not for construction. This is not news we want to hear, but I certainly think it's going to fuel the fire ...

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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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