Aggregates Industry Outlook improves based on passage of FAST Act

Therese Dunphy

February 1, 2016

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Aggregates Industry Outlook Index

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In January, the Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) rebounded by more 1.52 percent against December, to an overall score of 127.51. The increase came — with cautious optimism — on the heels of the passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, also known as the FAST Act. Adverse weather, however, is impacting some operators.

Comments:

Weather may influence the next quarter vs. last year. 2015 never really had a winter rain season. This year looks to be shaping up as a strong rain event.

— Keith Severson, Marketing Communications Manager, Graniterock

The spending bill ratified by Congress and signed by the President has potential to create an influx of capital for much needed infrastructure improvements. We’re watching with great interest what is accomplished regionally.

—Robert L. Stone, Manager of Sales and Compliance, Hunter Sand & Gravel, LLC

The transportation budget approval will allow farther range planning by DOTs. This should have a positive impact on the industry (stating the obvious, of course)!

— Lewis Graham, President, GeoCue Group

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