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McLanahan Holds Dealer Event in Nashville

McLanahan Corp. hosted its second Dealer Academy at the Sheraton Grand in Nashville, Jan. 22-23. This two-day event allowed McLanahan to spend time with its dealers, as well as provide educational training on wet processing equipment and new resources. 

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Wansley Appointed to Aggregate and Concrete Executives Board

Jeff Wansley, executive director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA), has been appointed to serve as secretary/treasurer on the national Aggregate and Concrete Executives (ACE) board of directors for the term 2019-2020. Wansley will then move into the ACE vice chair position in two years. 

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Construction Starts Flat for Full-Year 2018

For 2018 as a whole, total construction starts increased a slight 0.3 percent to $789.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This came after 7 percent gains in both 2016 and 2017, as well as 11 percent to 14 percent gains from 2012 through 2015. 

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New Construction Starts in December Decline 10 Percent

New construction starts in December fell 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $708.9 billion, continuing to retreat after November’s 7 percent slide, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. 

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