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Payne & Dolan Buys Vulcan Quarry

A Vulcan Materials quarry in Caledonia, Wis., was sold for $3.2 million to Waukesha, Wis.-based asphalt paving company Payne & Dolan, according to the Journal Times.

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Vulcan, Martin Marietta Execs Look to Future

The top executives at Vulcan Materials Co. and Martin Marietta Materials are looking ahead to the rest of 2013, and they like what they see.

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Construction Employment Inches Forward

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest July level in five years last month, even though employment has stagnated in the past four months, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged Washington leaders to act on stalled infrastructure funding measures to help jump start construction hiring.

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Construction Spending Cools in June

Total construction spending cooled in June as residential building hit the pause button, while private nonresidential and public construction also declined, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged lawmakers in Washington to make infrastructure investment a top federal priority for the fiscal year beginning in October.

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Dodge Momentum Index Steadies in July

The Dodge Momentum Index held steady in July compared to the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.

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