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How Eagle Materials finished 2022

January 31, 2023By

Michael Haack, president and CEO of the company, reflects on the company’s performance in aggregates and other business areas.

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PCA economist upbeat about first half of 2023

January 18, 2023By

The Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) chief economist expects the U.S. economy in the first six months of the year to be stronger than previously expected.

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If companies need to borrow, they need to borrow – regardless of if the rate is higher than it was yesterday. Photo: Ngampol Thongsai/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

How businesses can make sense of rising interest rates

December 15, 2022By

Crest Capital’s Chris Fletcher looks at when the right time is for companies to borrow money in today’s high-stress environment.

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Pricing momentum continues for Vulcan in third quarter

November 2, 2022By

Vulcan Materials says its total revenues were up 38 percent in the quarter, with average selling prices up sharply.

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ABC: Construction backlog steady, confidence up in August

September 14, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator saw no change in August, while the Construction Confidence Index grew.

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Dodge Momentum Index continues growth in July

August 15, 2022By

The Dodge Momentum Index grew 2.9 percent in July, with commercial planning gaining 5.5 percent while institutional planning fell 2 percent in the month.

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Report: Economy, nonresidential construction down in second quarter

July 29, 2022By

The U.S. economy contracted last quarter, and nonresidential spending is down in 10 of the last 11 quarters.

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke on issues such as the supply chain, inflation and infrastructure at the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Gingrich, former House speaker, visits P&Q Roundtable

June 27, 2022By

Newt Gingrich touched on a variety of business issues during a virtual visit to the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference, including infrastructure, the supply chain and energy.

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ABC: Construction backlogs up, confidence down among contractors in April

May 12, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) say its Construction Backlog Indicator was up in April while its Construction Confidence Index dipped.

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