Tag: economy

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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Economic factors that will play a role in 2022

January 24, 2022By

Employment, infrastructure funding and the supply chain are worth keeping an eye on this year and beyond, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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Dodge Construction Network projects moderate 2022 growth

November 12, 2021By

After another year in the pandemic, economists discussed COVID’s impact on the construction industry during a special Dodge Construction Network event.

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David Chereb pays Pit & Quarry another visit for a Road to Recovery video. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sponsored: What dynamics are currently at play related to aggregate demand?

May 19, 2021By and

P&Q contributor David Chereb says everything he’s seeing in the market at the moment is positive, and aggregate producers are emerging from the pandemic better than expected just six months ago.

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The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine should invigorate consumer and business confidence and elevate employment levels. Photo: matejmo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021

January 14, 2021By

Businesses can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

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Dodge Data: November a mixed month for construction starts

December 16, 2020By

Dodge Data & Analytics reports that weakness in residential and nonbuilding activity overwhelmed strength in nonresidential building.

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Offering real-time visibility on haulers is one approach aggregate producers can take to enhance customer service. Photo: P&Q Staff

Marcum economist talks jobs, offers 2021 outlook

December 16, 2020By

The construction industry has recovered nearly three-quarters of the jobs lost during the first two months of the pandemic. Marcum’s Anirban Basu offers perspective on this and more.

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What’s in store for public works construction in 2021?

December 14, 2020By and

Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts public works construction starts to be flat in the new year. Richard Branch, Dodge Data’s chief economist, explains why in a video interview with Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik

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