Concrete News

July 21, 2021 – According to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), the estimated ready mixed concrete produced in April 2021 is 35.6 million cu. yd., 20% higher than that in April 2020. The estimated production in the U.S. through April is 114.3 million cu. yd., approximately 6.8% higher than that during the same period in 2020. NRMCA joined a…

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Staker Parson Wins Project of the Year from AGC of Utah

Staker Parson Materials & Construction, a CRH company, won the 10 + Highway Project of the Year from the Associated General Contractors of Utah for its Mountain View Corridor project. The Mountain View Corridor: 5400 South to 4100 South Design-to-Build project was a joint venture of Ralph L. Wadsworth and Ogden, Utah-based Staker Parson. 

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Construction Spending Down for Month; Up for Year

Construction spending during June 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,205.8 billion, 1.3 percent (±1.5 percent) below the revised May estimate of $1,221.6 billion. The June figure is 1.6 percent (±1.8 percent) above the June 2016 estimate of $1,186.4 billion.

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Construction Employment at Highest Level in Nine Years

Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that a shortage of available qualified workers likely limited the number of new jobs added last month.

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Construction Spending at Record Levels for Second Straight Month

Construction spending is at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9 percent for the first three months of year compared to the same period in 2016, despite dipping slightly compared to February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said many firms are eager to see details of…

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Construction Spending Rises; Highways Tick Higher

Construction spending increased from January to February and from a year ago, as private residential and public construction grew for the month and private-sector demand increased for the year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the February data indicates the need for Congress and the Trump administration to work together to reform…

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Construction Employment Hits Highest Level Since 2008

Construction firms added 18,000 workers in January, as the industry’s unemployment rate declined to a 17-year low of 8.5 percent, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the number of construction jobs added in January was down compared to the last three months of 2015 and could reflect…

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Construction Spending Slips Again

Construction spending decreased for the second consecutive month in September as declines in public and private nonresidential construction, as well as multifamily projects, offset growth in single-family homebuilding, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new spending figures underscore how challenges current market conditions are for many firms.

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