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Tag: IIJA

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Inflation’s impact on construction sectors

September 21, 2022By and

Nonresidential, residential and nonbuilding construction are all seeing different responses to stubborn inflation and rising interest rates.

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With its wet processing system from CDE, Hawaiian Cement’s Puunene Quarry has the ability to switch between making a blended concrete sand and jig rock. Photo: P&Q Staff

Knife River splitting from MDU Resources, becoming independent company

August 4, 2022By

MDU Resources expects the separation to be completed next year, with the Knife River headquarters remaining in Bismarck, North Dakota. 

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Michele Stanley, vice president of government and regulatory affairs at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), took part in a Q&A at the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Breaking down the industry’s legislative, regulatory agenda

June 29, 2022By

Michele Stanley provided Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees with an overview of the issues the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is currently focused on.

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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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Says FMI Capital Advisors’ Rob Mineo: “Texas is a very attractive place for population growth, and that means a strong demand for construction materials.” Photo: TACA

Texas producers talk infrastructure at TACA meeting

June 21, 2022By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association’s (TACA) Annual Meeting last week explored the expected impact of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act on the state of Texas.

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Roundtable attendees talk state of the industry

June 9, 2022By and

Aggregate industry stakeholders reflected on the good and the bad happening at the moment during the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Republican governors write Biden opposing PLAs

April 27, 2022By

More than a dozen Republican governors penned a letter to President Biden opposing his executive order requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects exceeding $35 million.

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Despite limitations, producers confident enough to spend

March 2, 2022By and

FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin and Rob Mineo visit with P&Q’s Kevin Yanik to discuss the latest dynamics surrounding capital expenditures.

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AGC: Construction spending rose in January 2022

March 1, 2022By

While spending is up from December and year-over-year, the Associated General Contractors of America say public construction is still awaiting IIJA funding.

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