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Tag: interest rates

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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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The Concrete Co.’s Dan Johnson speaks at P&Q Roundtable

Johnson: Capex being reevaluated as confidence is 
slowly restored

July 29, 2020By

The Concrete Company’s Dan Johnson offers his latest insights to the aggregate industry.

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PCA expects cement consumption to slow in 2019

March 26, 2019By

The pace of cement consumption growth is expected to soften each year through 2021, the Portland Cement Association reports.

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Divestitures are sometimes required to complete a deal involving crushed stone, sand and gravel operations. Photo: iStock.com/peuceta

2019: The ‘show me’ year

February 22, 2019By , and

Despite adverse weather and interest rate hikes in the second half of 2018, several early 2019 signs point to a positive year ahead, write FMI Corp.’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan.

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