Looking Ahead With Caution

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Oct. 16, 2018 – At the Intercem Americas conference in Miami, Colin Sutherland, president of SC Market Analytics, talked about infrastructure market dynamics that will impact both the cement and aggregates industries. Chief among these are a rising fed funds rate, full employment, super-stimulative fiscal policy, rising minimum wage, rising oil prices and tariff driven materials price increases. The industries may also be impacted positively by new gas taxes and a non-building sector that could see as much as 18 percent growth.

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