Construction Starts Step Back in September

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Total construction starts dipped 18% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $667.7 billion, essentially taking back August’s gain, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. While some of this decline is certainly payback from several large projects entering start in August, the drop in activity brought total construction starts below levels seen in June and July. Nonresidential starts fell…

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in September

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The Dodge Momentum Index rose 3.7% in September to 130.8 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 126.2. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. 

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Demand Doubles for Ozark River Portable Sinks

During a time when many companies are raising prices on health care and safety supplies used in the fight against the coronavirus, Ozark River Manufacturing Co. is doing the exact opposite. Rather than taking advantage of the fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark River Manufacturing has slashed by 50% the price of its National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)-certified portable hand-washing stations…

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PERMITTING – SEPTEMBER 2020

CEMEX Continues Fight for Soloedad Canyon Project The decades-long battle over a CEMEX aggregates operation in the Santa Clarita Valley in California is far from over, even though the company’s second 10-year mining contract officially expired on July 31. CEMEX requested a one-year extension of the mining contract at Soloedad Canyon, a request that was denied by the Bureau of…

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