Tag: interest rates

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Evaluating the current state of construction

May 2, 2023By and

While the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and a boon in manufacturing starts are helping some construction sectors, others are feeling more strain from rising interest rates, says Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch.

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How interest rate increases are impacting inflation

April 26, 2023By and

Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says while increasing interest rates have helped to slow core inflation, another increase could be on the horizon.

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AEM: Long-term hopes remain high for equipment manufacturers

April 12, 2023By

An Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) survey shows that while member manufacturers are still experiencing issues, there is hope that they will be resolved.

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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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PCA: Cement consumption expected to drop in 2023

October 17, 2022By

Due to increasing inflation and interest rates, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) projects a 3.5 percent decline in cement demand in 2023.

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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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2021 aggregate production totals should be favorable once the U.S. Geological Survey presents them in full early in 2022. Photo: P&Q Staff

Assessing the construction materials market right now

August 15, 2022By , and

Despite a series of negative events, FMI Capital Advisors leaders say plenty of positives are in play for construction materials producers.

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Riprap and boulders represent about 15 percent of Albert Frei & Sons’ revenue, yet only 2 percent of its volume, President Albert Frei Jr. says. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Momentum still on the industry’s side

April 25, 2022By and

Although inflation, rising interest rates and the supply chain present serious issues, plenty of runway remains for construction materials producers to grow.

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Cemex’s Alan Maio describes a changing environment where contractors who used to handle simple jobs like stripping are taking on bigger tasks in aggregate production. Photo courtesy of PamElla Lee Photography

Maio: Interest rates, housing permits provide reason for hope

August 12, 2020By

Proudfoot’s Alan Maio offers a glass-half-full outlook on the road ahead for the aggregate industry.

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