Single-Family Permits Decline

Over the first seven months of 2022, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 645,877. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 5.3% decline over the July 2021 level of 681,949. It takes 400 tons of aggregates to construct the average modern home, according to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. Year-to-date ending in…

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New Komatsu Haul Truck Built for Aggregate

Komatsu’s HD1500-8E0 rigid frame off-highway haul truck is purpose-built for mining, quarry and aggregate applications, according to the company. Delivering performance with a 1,580 gross hp (1180 kW), Tier 4 final Komatsu SDA16V159E-3 engine, the HD1500-8E0 helps drive high levels of productivity. The redesigned cab, combined with a MacPherson strut-type and hydropneumatic suspension, gives operators the smooth and comfortable ride…

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Publicly Traded Companies

The Industry’s Publicly Traded Companies Provide An Industry Barometer When They Release Their Quarterly Reports. Vulcan MaterialsVulcan Materials Co. announced results for the quarter ended June 30. Total revenues increased sharply from the prior year driven by double-digit growth in the company’s legacy business as well as the addition of U.S. Concrete operations. Total revenues were $1.954 billion, up from…

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Cat’s Sharon Holling to Retire

August 18, 2022 – The construction and aggregates industry trade press will see one of its most ardent supporters move on, after Sharon Holling of the Caterpillar Trade Press Relations team announced her retirement after serving more than 45 years with the company. Her help and dedication has been beneficial to me personally as a long-time aggregates industry editor, and I…

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Holcim Acquires Virginia Aggregates Producer

Holcim US announced it has acquired the sand and gravel operation of Basic Construction Co. LLC, in New Kent County, Va. The transaction will add significant, strategically located, aggregate reserves for Holcim’s Mid-Atlantic Region along with 230 acres of land. The acquisition advances Holcim US’ goal to fuel growth through bolt-on acquisitions in mature markets in the aggregates business. For…

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PACA Hosts Tour of Springfield Pike Quarry

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) hosted a meeting and a tour of the Springfield Pike Quarry with leaders in government, industry and higher education. PACA member Lehigh Hanson and its parent company, HeidelbergCement Group, hosted the event to highlight the safety protocols in the Springfield Pike Quarry, which was honored with the Sentinel award in 2019 by the…

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