Here Comes AggNexus

June 5, 2024 – SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Concrete Products, Cement Products, and North American Mining magazines – is pleased to announce a collaboration with On The Rocks Digital (a Social Media Management and AI company specializing in construction materials) on a new live event: AggNexus. The event will take place Sept. 9-10, 2024, at the Thompson Conference Center…

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Eagle Materials Had Record Year in Fiscal 2024

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for fiscal year 2024 and the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, including record revenue of $2.3 billion, up 5% and record net earnings of $477.6 million, up 3%. For the fourth quarter, the company is reporting revenue of $476.7 million, up 1% and net earnings of $77.1 million, down 23%. Fiscal 2024 revenue…

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Pricing Strategies (Part Two)

Does Your 2024 Budget Set You Up For Failure? By Barry Hudson and Steve Franklin In the first of this two-part series, which appeared last month, the authors stated the challenge and offered initial advice. In part two, they identify solutions. – Ed. When thinking about the aggregates industry, and how fixated some people are with volume, as opposed to…

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Holcim Touts First-Quarter North American Market Expansion

Holcim is reporting first-quarter 2024 net sales of CHF $5.586 billion, a 2.4% decline from CHF$5,725 in 2023. North America delivered margin expansion with a 3.9% increase in local currency recurring EBIT driven by strong underlying market demand. While the first quarter was impacted by fewer shipping days and adverse weather conditions, strong performance is expected to continue in 2024.…

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SRM Materials Acquires Texas Quarry from Summit Materials

SRM Materials has acquired XIT Sand & Gravel in Channing, Texas, from Summit Materials. SRM Materials President Ryan Hollingshead stated, “We’re looking forward to welcoming this great group of team members aboard and partnering with them to produce and supply quality aggregate to the Texas panhandle.” Located approximately 60 miles northwest of Amarillo, this acquisition marks SRM Materials’ third aggregate…

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CRH Acquires BoDean, Northgate in California

CRH announced the acquisition of BoDean Company Inc. and Northgate Ready Mix LLC in Santa Rosa, Calif. These acquisitions represent the first entry by CRH’s Materials Solutions business into the state of California and enhance CRH’s ability to provide integrated solutions to customers in the attractive Northern California market. Both companies complement CRH’s Materials Solutions business in the Western United…

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AGG1/World of Asphalt Shatters Records with 38% Surge in Attendance

A record number of aggregates and asphalt professionals convened in Nashville for the largest AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo /World of Asphalt in the show’s history. Running March 25-27, the show set new records in both attendance and square footage. More than 15,800 industry professionals took in the three-day event in the Music City, exploring more than 440 exhibitors and…

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Mark Helm Receives NSSGA’s Barry K. Wendt Award

The 2024 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award was presented to Mark Helm of Dolese Bros. Co. during the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Board and Membership Meeting. “Mark is well-known for encouraging the long-term health of the aggregates industry through his commitment to the community,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “His charitable work with…

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