Second Quarter Aggregates Production Stays High

An estimated 687 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2022, essentially unchanged compared with that of the second quarter of 2021, according to Jason Christopher Willett, commodity specialist, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. The five leading states, in descending order of…

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Aggregates Production

The Estimated Production-For-Consumption Of Construction Aggregates In The First Quarter Of 2022 Increased In Four Of The Nine Geographic Divisions. The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022 was 476 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 4.1% compared with that of the same period of 2021, according to Jason…

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How The Housing Slowdown Affects GDP

Look, there is no sugar-coating this, the housing market is really slowing down because of the action the Fed is taking to tame inflation. Interest rates are on the rise, and that has served to tamp down a tremendously overheated housing market that was starting to look eerily similar to the tulip mania craze of the 1600s in Holland, when…

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Air Travel in Disrepair

The extraction and processing of construction aggregates is a complex business that requires extensive expertise at many levels, a reality that is lost on the average consumer watching a load of rock being discharged on a construction site. To accomplish the production of the most basic and critical of all building products requires an infrastructure of personnel that lend their…

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Bureau of Land Management Approves Simon Quarry Expansion

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the expansion of Simon Quarry, an existing sand and gravel quarry on public land near Indio, Calif., in Riverside County. The decision authorizes Simon Concrete & Aggregate LLC, owned and operated by Superior Ready Mix Inc., to utilize an additional 132 acres of public land to provide the greater Coachella Valley area with construction…

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A ‘Fair’ Offer

July 6, 2022 – The local government in Minnehaha County, S.D., created a task force to review and establish a new vision for the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls at its current location, but during a recent commission meeting Knife River Corp. extended a much different idea. “Knife River currently borders the fairgrounds on three sides and those surrounding…

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