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GCCA Releases New Industry Biodiversity Guidelines

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry’s quarries. The guidelines support the association’s Sustainability Charter implementation and represent a collaborative effort by member companies to improve overall performance in biodiversity management and quarry rehabilitation. 

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Vulcan Revenues Top $1 Billion in First Quarter; Aggregates Sales Up

Vulcan Materials Co. reported first-quarter total revenue of $1.05 billion, versus $996.5 million for the same period in 2019. First quarter Aggregates segment sales increased 4%, and gross profit increased 5% to $194 million, or $4.31 per ton. These improvements resulted from growth in shipments in certain key markets and wide-spread growth in pricing, the company stated.

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U.S. Concrete Aggregates Volumes Increase in First Quarter

U.S. Concrete Inc. reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The company's first-quarter 2020 results compared to first-quarter 2019 include:

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March Construction Spending Holds Steady

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending during March 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,360.5 billion, 0.9% (±0.8%) above the revised February estimate of $1,348.4 billion. The March figure is 4.7% (±1.3%) above the March 2019 estimate of $1,299.1 billion. 

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Martin Marietta Reports Strong First Quarter

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Total revenues were $958.2 million, versus $939 million in the first quarter of 2019.

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