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Much of the strength in the market can be attributed to improvements in single-family residential spending, up more than 20 percent over the last three years. Photo: iStock.com/halbergman

New dynamics at play for the aggregate industry

December 11, 2018By and

2018 was the strongest year in a decade for construction materials firms, writes FMI’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan, and should offer additional growth.

Luck Stone looks back, ahead to 2019

December 10, 2018By

John Pullen, the chief growth officer at Luck Companies, shares his perspective on the year ahead for the aggregate industry.

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Cemex USA president reflects on 2018

December 7, 2018By

Ignacio Madridejos, president of of Cemex USA, offers a reflection for producers on 2018.

SC-MA’s David Chereb expects total aggregate demand to grow significantly over the next few years. Nonbuilding will account for a good percentage of the growth. Photo by Zach Mentz

Aggregate demand expectations for 2019

December 6, 2018By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb offers his look at the 2019 aggregate market.

The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

The 2018 industry stories you loved

December 5, 2018By

The top 10 stories P&Q readers viewed the most from this past year.

Through P&Q's annual State of the Industry Report survey, the collective picture that came together about 2018 is a highly positive one. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate producers still going strong

December 4, 2018By

Signs point to a positive 2019 for crushed stone, sand and gravel producers despite a few surfacing headwinds.

Money and calculator_StockImage: An aggregate business is now allowed to fully write off the entire cost of new purchases, utilizing 100 percent bonus depreciation. Photo: iStock.com/Wara1982

Year-end planning for tax savings

December 3, 2018By

Adjusting to the new rules under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act requires careful planning.

A water scalping tank is similar to a classifying tank. Photo courtesy of Eagle Iron Works.

The basics of classifying tanks and screw washers

November 30, 2018By

Starting points to get your operation out of the gate with this equipment.