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Martin Marietta's Second Quarter

RR043019 MartinMariettalogoJuly 28, 2020 – Martin Marietta reported a decrease in aggregates shipments in the second quarter, although company gross profit hit record amounts. But what about the company's other segments?

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Big News from Summit

SummitLogoJuly 22, 2020 – With the economic impact of COVID-19 taking its toll nationwide, many people wondered what the publicly traded aggregates companies would report for the second quarter. We have the first report, from Summit Materials, and it is a good one. 

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Simonson Says

RR062320 SimonsonJuly 21, 2020 – Ken Simonson, economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), said that most states added construction jobs through mid-June, a promising sign. "The U.S. economy expanded at a slight to modest pace since the prior report as business activity varied across the country,” the Federal Reserve reported in the latest “Beige Book,” a summary of informal surveys of businesses in the 12 Fed districts from mid-May through July 6. 

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The Cost of Congestion

RR071720 CongestedHighwayJuly 17, 2020 – The U.S. Interstate Highway System faces increasing congestion, unprecedented levels of travel – particularly by large trucks – and insufficient funding to make needed repairs and improvements, according to TRIP. 

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Capstone Headwaters Releases Update

RR071620 capstoneJuly 16, 2020 – Capstone Headwaters released its Industrials & Manufacturing Update, reporting that after a three-month decline that brought U.S. manufacturing activity to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, the industry showed signs of slight recovery in May and June. 

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