Tag: infrastructure

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Construction spending drops in October 2018

December 12, 2018By

Construction spending dipped in October compared with September, according to an analysis of new Census data from the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Report: Nearly 80 percent of state, local infrastructure measures approved on Election Day

November 22, 2018By

Voters have reportedly approved 78 percent of nearly 1,700 transportation investment ballot measures since 2009.

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Several members of Congress, plus EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, addressed the second annual Legislative & Policy Forum hosted at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of NSSGA

What’s happening in Washington

November 21, 2018By

Five takeaways from the aggregate industry’s lobby day on Capitol Hill.

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California’s Proposition 6 result a win for aggregate producers

November 12, 2018By

The construction materials industry in California got a major victory with the defeat of a bill that would have repealed a 2017 transportation law’s taxes and fees designated for road repairs and public transportation.

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P&Q Roundtable attendees are largely optimistic about the new tax law but they have serious questions about how it affects Congress’ ability to pass something meaningful on infrastructure. Photo: iStock.com/ Ron and Patty Thomas

What the Election Day results probably mean for the aggregate industry

November 12, 2018By

Now that the House is in the hands of Democrats and the Senate is in Republican control, can our Congress come to terms on major legislative issues like infrastructure?

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Martin Marietta’s preliminary view of 2019

November 9, 2018By

The company anticipates mid-single-digit growth in both aggregate pricing and shipments next year.

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The Ohio delegation stormed Capitol Hill as part of NSSGA's Legislative & Policy Forum. Pictured from left are Franz Peters (Martin Marietta), Therese Dunphy (Aggregates Manager), Tim Rowan (CRH/The Shelly Company), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Michael Hunt (Martin Marietta) and Pit & Quarry's Kevin Yanik and Rob Fulop. Photo by Ryan Dilworth.

5 takeaways from the industry’s Capitol Hill lobby day

October 1, 2018By

Aggregate producers, manufacturers and allied trade representatives stormed Capitol Hill last week as part of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Legislative & Policy Forum. Here are five takeaways from the lobbying event.

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Cemex celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Balcones Quarry

Cemex’s Balcones Quarry celebrates 50 years

September 24, 2018By

The producer celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, holding an event to mark the facility’s milestone.

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