Tag: construction materials

Says Vulcan Materials’ Frank Suarez: “2023 was a very good year for us. Our sales and operations teams worked to deliver value to our customers.” Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Reflecting on the 2023 construction materials market (Part 2)

April 15, 2024 By

During a second discussion at the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference, aggregate producers and equipment suppliers discussed 2023 materials demand and the impact of federal funding.

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IRock Crushers’ Nate Russell (pictured in foreground): “We had a half dozen or so yellow iron dealers that had a massive influx of inventory from their primary supplier. It certainly put us in a unique position.” Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Reflecting on the 2023 construction materials market (Part 1)

April 12, 2024 By

As this year’s Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference discussions got underway, aggregate producers and equipment suppliers shared their assessments of 2023.

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Knife River sees record growth in third quarter

November 7, 2023 By

Now an independent company, Knife River experienced record financial growth for the second consecutive quarter, driven, in part, by its construction materials revenue.

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COO Cody Ladd says Kraemer Mining & Materials’ operational excellence is a foundation on which the company can grow. Photo: P&Q Staff

Minnesota producer envisions growth by M&A

October 24, 2023 By

With a new plant that’s performing like never before, Kraemer Mining & Materials is ready to continue its expansion via merger or acquisition.

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Says BMC Enterprises’ Nathan McKean: “We’ll do pure ready-mix deals and pure [aggregates] deals, but it’s aggs first.” Photo: BMC Enterprises

BMC Enterprises making moves in the Midwest

September 25, 2023 By

BMC Enterprises CEO Nathan McKean discusses his company’s 2023 M&A activity, the overall dealmaking environment and the industry at-large.

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Aggregate producers are forecasting several more years of significant growth, but attracting talented people to the industry remains a real challenge. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate production healthy thus far in 2023

August 28, 2023 By

2023 might not be one for the record books, but producers will take the outcomes they’ve gotten given high interest rates, materials prices and ongoing labor shortages.

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What’s next for pricing of construction materials, equipment

August 11, 2023 By

The Associated Builders & Contractors’ Anirban Basu says construction materials prices should be reasonably stable in the coming months, but construction equipment prices might be an exception.

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FEC Quarry in Miami is the third-largest producer of crushed stone in the United States, according to the latest United States Geological Survey rankings. Photo by Zach Mentz

Ranking the nation’s top 100 crushed stone producers

June 28, 2023 By

The U.S. Geological Survey released its top 100 crushed stone producing companies based on 2021 tonnage totals.

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TACA president and CEO Josh Leftwich delivered a state of the industry report at the association's annual meeting. Photo: TACA

TACA Annual Meeting a huge draw

June 20, 2023 By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) highlighted the opportunities ahead for construction materials producers in the state of Texas.

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