Tag: Ward Nye

The latest U.S. Geological Survey data indicates that aggregate production was down three quarters in a row through the second quarter of 2023. Photo: P&Q Staff

Aggregate producers emphasizing value over volume

November 29, 2023By

Pricing drove prosperity for aggregate producers this year as volumes dipped from record-high levels.

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CRH, Martin Marietta make a deal in Texas

November 21, 2023By

Martin Marietta is divesting a number of cement and ready-mixed concrete assets in south Texas in a deal valued at $2.1 billion.

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More growth for Martin Marietta despite shipment declines

November 1, 2023By

Aggregate revenues and gross profit were up in the third quarter at Martin Marietta despite a 7 percent dip in shipments. Chairman and CEO Ward Nye offers details.

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Says PPI’s Jeff Poe: “You can have a conveyor track perfectly in the center for years, and then all of a sudden it will want to track to the left or the right.” Photo: P&Q Staff

Making sense of construction materials right now

August 31, 2023By , and

FMI Capital Advisors leaders explain how producers are prevailing in various ways despite uncertainty within the market.

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Martin Marietta rides pricing gains to second-quarter records

July 31, 2023By

Effective price management once again played a role in the company’s performance, with Martin Marietta elevating aggregate pricing nearly 19 percent.

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Hawaiian Cement’s David Gomes says his company was one of the first in North America to partner with CDE. The Puunene Quarry is now six years in with its CDE system. Photo: P&Q Staff

How aggregate volumes are trending so far in 2023

June 1, 2023By

While aggregate production remains at historically healthy levels, the latest U.S. Geological Survey data showing consecutive quarterly declines is worth poring over.

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Photo: Cat loader at Staker Parsons. Photo: P&Q Staff

Producers overcome adverse weather with price management

May 12, 2023By

Wet weather hampered aggregate shipments in some regions during the first quarter, but aggressive pricing actions drove earnings for the industry’s public producers.

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Pricing actions propel Martin Marietta ahead in first quarter

May 4, 2023By

Martin Marietta set a first-quarter record in gross profit for aggregates despite slightly lower aggregate shipments to start the year.

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Jeska Brodbeck of Be Light Consulting visited with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Young Leaders during a general session. Photo: P&Q Staff

NSSGA’s Young Leaders keeps on growing

May 2, 2023By

Capital Materials’ Ericka Baxter and Caldwell Stone Co.’s Clay Albright reflect on last week’s record-setting Young Leaders Annual Meeting in South Florida.

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