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The Georgia Senate runoffs and their potential impact

December 1, 2020By and

The U.S. Senate is still up for grabs, and the outcomes of those two runoffs would have dramatically different effects on aggregate producers across the nation. SC Market Analytics’ David Chereb explains.

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What Biden’s election means for the aggregate industry

November 30, 2020By and

SC Market Analytics’ David Chereb joins Pit & Quarry to discuss the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and what Joe Biden becoming president means for the prospects of an infrastructure bill and, ultimately, aggregate demand.

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The top issues South Carolina aggregate producers face

November 23, 2020By and

Vulcan Materials’ Elliott Botzis, the president of the South Carolina Aggregates Association discusses key issues SCAA committees are currently working on.

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Breaking down US construction markets

November 12, 2020By

Construction markets have been inconsistent during the pandemic, with certain segments thriving while others struggle. Ken Simonson of the Associated General Contractors of America explains the divide.

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AGC economist offers a look at 2021

November 10, 2020By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, expects residential construction to climb in the months ahead. Other market segments, however, may not be as fortunate.

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Aggregate producers organize in South Carolina

November 5, 2020By

Vulcan Materials’ Elliott Botzis, who serves as president of the newly formed South Carolina Aggregates Association (SCAA), shares how SCAA ultimately came together and what doing business in this, its first full year, has been like for the organization.

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Assessing one state’s DOT funding situation

November 4, 2020By

Elliott Botzis, a 19-year veteran of Vulcan Materials who also serves the South Carolina Aggregates Association as president, offers perspective on 2021 project funding within the state of South Carolina.

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StonePoint Materials exec reflects on 2020, looks to 2021

November 3, 2020By

CEO Colin Oerton shares the StonePoint Materials 2020 experience, which involved complications early into the COVID-19 pandemic regarding the essential nature of aggregate operations.

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