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Tag: Chicago


Construction employment lags pre-pandemic levels in key metros

August 4, 2021By

An Associated General Contractors of America analysis shows that Houston and surrounding areas have had severe construction job losses while Chicago has made construction job gains.

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With more quarries going offline and fewer coming online, geologist Donald Mikulic argues the industry should intensify how it conducts local and regional geologic studies. Photo: guvendemir/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Mikulic: Today’s geological info lagging prior decades

January 20, 2021By

Key geological information that helps produce high-quality stone is generally no longer available, writes career geologist Don Mikulic. It’s a very real problem, he says, that must be addressed.

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Could stone still be sourced from plentiful reserves within the city of Chicago if a few events throughout history went differently? Photo: tifonimages/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

History rewrite: What if Chicago’s reserves had been managed differently?

January 19, 2021By

A longtime Chicago-area geologist with a passion for the industry’s history argues that the city’s challenging supply scene would be vastly different had reserves been better utilized over two centuries.

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LafargeHolcim’s Becky Kazmierski, left, presents a plaque to Donald Mikulic during the IAAP Annual Convention. Kazmierski serves IAAP as chairperson of its Public Information & Education Committee. Photo: IAAP

Illinois geologist recognized for industry contributions

March 25, 2020By

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers recognized Donald Mikulic’s contributions to the aggregate industry during its annual convention.

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Dodge Momentum Index dips in August 2018

September 10, 2018By

The index dropped 2.9 percent in August to 164.1 from the revised July reading of 169.0.

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Caterpillar will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year.

Cat moving headquarters from Peoria to Chicago

January 31, 2017By

Caterpillar will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year.

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Lafarge North America moving headquarters to Chicago

April 24, 2012By

The North American headquarters of Lafarge is moving from Reston, Va., to the Chicago area this fall, says The […]

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Chicago mayor’s plan calls for $7-billion infrastructure upgrade

April 4, 2012By

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not banking on the federal government to provide needed infrastructure dollars for his […]

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