Ready Mixed Production Rises

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Sept. 14, 2020 – The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association released production results for the month of June. The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in June 2020 was 37.1 million cu. yd., 11.3% higher than that in June 2019. The estimated production in the U.S. for 2020 through June is 176 million cu. yd., 3% higher than that during the same period in 2019. Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from…

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USGS Publication Notes Average Sand and Gravel Price

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Aug. 27, 2020 – The U.S. Geological Survey just released its 2017 Minerals Yearbook chapter for construction sand and gravel. Yeah, they are a year behind, they should be reporting analysis of 2018 data right now, according to Commodity Specialist Jason Willett. But that’s okay. Total production has been reported previously, but interesting in the report is pricing information. In 2017, 941 construction sand and gravel operations…

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FIRST LOOK – AUGUST 2020

TOP NEWS Pioneer Adds Four Quarries Pioneer Landscape Centers, which has been serving residential and commercial customers in the western United States since 1968, added four new quarries to its operations. Summit Climbs to Record Quarter Summit Materials Inc. announced record results for the second quarter 2020. For the three months ended June 27, the company reported net income attributable to Summit…

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FIRST LOOK – JULY 2020

TOP NEWS House Committee Approves INVEST in America Act After more than 24 hours of debate that included the consideration of 177 amendments, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. Oldcastle Division Develops WHO-compliant Hand Sanitizer Techniseal, a division of Oldcastle…

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas

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May 28, 2020 – Digging a little deeper into the latest U.S. Geological Survey quarterly report, we find that Texas once again leads the nation in crushed stone, and sand and gravel production. In the first quarter of the year, Texas produced 40,600,000 metric tons of crushed stone, and 23,000,000 metric tons of construction sand and gravel, for a total of 63,600,000 metric tons of total…

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