The Inflation Threat – More Concerning Than We Expected

I have written extensively in the past in this and our sister publication Concrete Products about how the Fed has balanced the economy over the past many years, maintaining low interest rates against the backdrop of strong employment numbers, which is a real parlor trick at a minimum. And more recently, I corrected myself and said our firm’s view of…

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Construction Materials Prices Hold Steady

Overall construction materials prices remained flat in May but are up 1.6 percent year over year according to the June 13 Producer Price Index release supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials prices fell 0.2 percent for the month but are 1.3 percent higher than at the same time one year ago.

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Sullivan Predicts Growth at World of Concrete

January 22, 2014 – On the first day of the World of Concrete 2014 Show in Las Vegas, The Portland Cement Association’s Chief Economist Ed Sullivan forecast 8 percent growth in cement production this year, according to Don Marsh, editor of sister publication Concrete Products, who is reporting live from the show.

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