2019 state by state report: Texas

By |  December 9, 2019
Headshot: David Perkins, TACA


Pit & Quarry connected with David Perkins, the president and CEO of the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, to discuss his optimism for the Texas aggregate industry in 2020.

Briefly describe the current state of the industry within Texas: Economically strong, legislatively challenged

His outlook for 2020: The fundamentals in Texas continue to be very positive. Population growth and corporate relocations have driven demand to strong levels, and I expect that to continue in 2020.

Factors driving his 2020 outlook: Population growth, corporate relocations, Texas Department of Transportation funding, investment in oil and gas production, refining, exports, and technology sector growth.

On the likelihood of a multi-year federal infrastructure bill passing in 2020: Congress is in too much gridlock with elections on the horizon. I do not expect anything significant will be passed until 2021.

Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

Other comments on the state of the industry in Texas: The legislative pressures we experienced in the 2019 session were unprecedented. We must continue to be engaged in this process during the legislative interim to help shape policy that will be beneficial without limiting the ability to provide this essential product for Texas’ continued economic prosperity.

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