Tag: Construction Materials Index

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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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.

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Making sense of the aggregate market

September 12, 2018By , and

While the market trembles, FMI’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan write that the fundamentals remain very positive for the construction materials sector.

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Competitive changes in the aggregate industry

December 26, 2017By , and

Over the course of the past four years, more than $50 billion has changed hands through mergers and acquisitions in the aggregate industry.

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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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Q1 2017 construction materials update

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

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Merger-and-acquisition activity continues in the aggregate industry

December 16, 2016By , and

Merger-and-acquisition activity in the aggregate industry in the third quarter included several noteworthy transactions.

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Market insights: Q1 2016 construction materials update

FMI’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan provide an overview of construction materials for the first quarter of 2016.

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