Sand and Gravel Production Down in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2017 was 165 Mt, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2016. The revised estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2016 was 945 Mt, a slight increase compared with the annual output for 2015.…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

• The Coulee Frac Sand mine in the town of Alma, Wis., requested a conditional use permit at a recent Zoning and Land Information Committee meeting to expand its non-metallic mining operation, according to the Jackson County Chronicle. Coulee Frac is looking to dredge within 300 ft. of a shoreland zone near the east fork of Halls Creek, which requires…

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TOP NEWS Martin Marietta Off to Strong Start in 2017 Martin Marietta Materials Inc. reported strong results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. The company achieved record consolidated net sales of $791.7 million, an increase of 7.9 percent compared with $734.0 million in the prior-year’s first quarter. Cemex to Build Aggregates Distribution Terminal Cemex USA announced it is…

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