Tags: George Reddin

Guest Blog: Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Aug 09, 2013

Guest Blog: Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

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 to be positive, leading ...

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

May 09, 2013

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

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 a decade overwhelmed ...

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GUEST BLOG: Cemex results were a bright spot at the close of 2012

Mar 11, 2013

GUEST BLOG: Cemex results were a bright spot at the close of 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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Guest Blog: Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

Feb 08, 2013

Guest Blog: Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

  The merger and acquisition news this past month came from the publicly traded companies as we continue to see balance-sheet management, a focus on core strategic business and markets, and the slow return to the buy-side. Debt has handcuffed the ...

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