Tags: U.S. Concrete

Data Mining

Dec 01, 2013

Data Mining

On the Upswing

Oct 01, 2013

On the Upswing

U.S. Concrete’s growth shows that, even in a down market, its fortunes are on the rise.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief     Just over a year ago, I got a phone call from Bill Sandbrook, president and CEO of Euless, Texas-based U.S. Concrete. He ...

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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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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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Data Mining July 2013

Jul 20, 2013

Data Mining July 2013

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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2012 Closes with a Burst of M&A Activity

Feb 01, 2013

2012 Closes with a Burst of M&A Activity

By George H. Reddin   As expected, 2012 ended with a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. The outlook for deal activity in 2013 is good; however, there remains some concern and uncertainty about how Congress and the White House will deal ...

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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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Data Mining November 2010

Nov 01, 2010

Data Mining November 2010

AggMan Index: Moving in the Right Direction After a rough couple of months, the AggMan Index seemingly had nowhere to go but up, which is just what it managed to do. For the month, the Index was up over 8 percent, ...

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