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Excessive rainfall in several regions provided for a number of challenging days for aggregate operations in 2018. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

Reasons to feel good about the industry in 2019

April 8, 2019By

2018 pressures remain for the construction materials industry, but FMI’s George Reddin gives producers several reasons to be optimistic about 2019.

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Divestitures are sometimes required to complete a deal involving crushed stone, sand and gravel operations. Photo: iStock.com/peuceta

2019: The ‘show me’ year

February 22, 2019By and

Despite adverse weather and interest rate hikes in the second half of 2018, several early 2019 signs point to a positive year ahead, write FMI Corp.’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan.

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Photo courtesy of Deister Machine Co.

Mid-year construction materials review

September 25, 2017By and

If the first-half of 2017 for the construction materials industry can be summed up in a word, it’s “uncertainty.”

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Photo courtesy of Volvo Construction Equipment

Will the ‘Trump bump’ endure for the aggregate industry?

June 9, 2017By and

The first quarter of 2017 has been a remarkable one for the construction materials industry.

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Q1 2017 construction materials update

March 7, 2017By and

Aggregate, asphalt and concrete will all be affected this year as the competitive reshuffling upstream calms.

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Q1 2016 Economics Pulse: The year ahead

February 26, 2016By

As we begin 2016, we cannot help but look back at what a remarkable year 2015 was for […]

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Economics Pulse: Construction materials update

May 9, 2015By

The first quarter of 2015 brought four areas of interest to the construction materials sector: year-end earnings reports; […]

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Economics Pulse: Construction materials update

February 3, 2015By

Last year proved to be a year of mixed results for the construction materials sector. Production volumes increased […]

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