Peckham Industries Organizes Student Tours

Peckham Industries recently partnered with several local schools in order to inform local students about available career opportunities and to teach them more about the construction industry.  The Dailey Precast team organized several tours with Southwest Tech’s Building Trades program throughout the month of April. Junior and senior high school students from Bennington County, Vt., were able to come on-site…

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IROCK Crushers Promotes Dan Davis

IROCK Crushers promoted Dan Davis to senior technical sales manager. Davis has been an active member in the aggregates and construction industry for more than 40 years.  With his extensive experience, Davis provided invaluable insight in his most recent position as Western regional sales manager at IROCK. In his new role, senior technical sales manager, Davis is bringing his diverse…

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It’s Time for Real-Time Data

Immediate Information Is Key To Conquering Soaring Costs, Rising Demand And Decreasing Manpower. By Kerry Dougan and Diego Larrea-Puemape The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is pumping unprecedented funding into construction projects across the country. While this is all positive, this will result in materials producers being hit with a historically high volume of demand for materials in the…

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The Economy Rockets Up – Is a Slowdown Coming?

The answer to the headline above is … maybe. It’s like a rocket booster that fires off its launching pad and zooms up into space, but then starts to fall rapidly back to earth. I know, I know – Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have figured out how to land them back on earth safely, but for more than 60…

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Awash in Production

Resource Materials Invests In Innovative Technology For A New Wash Plant. By Mark S. Kuhar Texas-based Resource Materials, a supplier of sand and aggregates to the local construction industry, has invested in a new wash plant for its quarry in Williamson County, Texas. In response to increasing demand for high-quality construction materials in the local markets and big Texas cities,…

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The Return-To-Office Conundrum

I was in New York City during the first week of January, and the streets of Midtown Manhattan remain eerily quiet. But what was most telling was the view from my hotel room. I could enjoy the still-standing Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and the dusting of snow that covered the roof of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a sight to see.…

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Construction Spending Rises; Highways Up

Construction spending during October 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,598.0 billion, 0.2% (±1.2%) above the revised September estimate of $1,594.8 billion, according to The U.S. Census Bureau. The October figure is 8.6% (±1.3%) above the October 2020 estimate of $1,471.7 billion. During the first 10 months of this year, construction spending amounted to $1,323.1 billion,…

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