Editors’ Blog

Wirtgen brothers discuss the Deere deal

June 1, 2017By

Jürgen and Stefan Wirtgen, the managing partners of the Wirtgen Group, provide insights into their decision to sell the privately held company to John Deere.

Heavy equipment competition targets next generation

May 30, 2017By

Volvo Construction Equipment, Highway Equipment and Supply, and Allan Myers sponsored a heavy equipment competition for high school students.

Analysis: What Vulcan’s purchase of Aggregates USA means

May 26, 2017By

George Reddin, managing director at FMI Capital Advisors, offers some perspective on Vulcan’s $900 million acquisition of Aggregates USA.

Sensationalizing the global state of sand

May 25, 2017By

The headline of an exposé in The New Yorker claims the world is running out of sand, but the publication doesn’t make the arguments to support such a sensationalist notion.

Hiring veterans in the aggregate industry

May 19, 2017By

Bringing former military service members into an aggregate operation is a real opportunity, but employers should approach the group thoughtfully.

Optimism prevalent across sectors, regions

Optimism prevalent across sectors, regions

May 4, 2017By

Construction activity remains strong with all segments contributing to the improvements.

Preserving the environment

Preserving the environment

April 21, 2017By

Vulcan Materials Co. demonstrated its commitment to the environment by achieving WHC Conservation Certification at operations in Virginia.

The future of construction materials

The future of construction materials

April 10, 2017By

Speakers at a Construction Climate Challenge seminar called for a coordinated industry value chain analysis to move sustainability forward.