November 4, 2013 – Vulcan Materials had a very good third quarter. The company is reporting that its net sales increased $88 million, or 13 percent, versus the prior year’s third quarter. Gross profit improved $32 million, or 25 percent, from the prior year. Each major product line realized growth in unit shipments from the prior year, due mostly to continued improvement in private construction, according to the company. Aggregates shipments increased 9 percent, while aggregates gross profit increased $25 million. Volumes in ready-mixed concrete and cement increased 17 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Slam dunk!