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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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What to make of the FAST Act renewal

November 2, 2020By

Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, offers his perspective on the FAST Act being renewed through Sept. 30, 2021, and how that will impact the construction industry.

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Integrating a company the StonePoint way

November 1, 2020By

StonePoint Materials CEO Colin Oerton shares his company’s approach to integrating companies and how it identifies potential new leaders along the way.

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StonePoint Materials’ approach to growth

October 23, 2020By

Mergers and acquisitions are a big part of StonePoint Materials’ growth strategy, with 11 completed in 14 years. CEO Colin Oerton offers a look into his playbook when it comes to the pursuit of growth.

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