Burnco Hires Zais as CEO

Burnco has hired Tom Zais as CEO for the Burnco Group of companies. He will be responsible for overseeing all U.S. and Canadian operations. In the United States, Burnco supplies ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products for residential, municipal and commercial projects in the Denver metro and northern Colorado markets, with aggregates plants in Golden, Longmont, Greeley and Fort Lupton, Colo.

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LafargeHolcim to Partner on C&D Project

LafargeHolcim in the United States along with its subsidiary company, Geocycle, announced a cooperative agreement research project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to study how construction and demolition (C&D) materials can be used for energy recovery and mineral recycling.

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New Frontier Materials Buys Fred Weber Quarry, Asphalt Assets

New Frontier Materials, a company formed last year to acquire companies in the construction materials industry, has purchased Fred Weber’s asphalt and rock quarry assets, giving the new firm more than 20 asphalt and quarry sites.  Sherrod B. (Mike) Clarke is CEO of New Frontier, which lists a New York office in business filings and is backed by a private…

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The Economic Boom I Expected

Last month, I wrote about the housing boom that I had been predicting, and since then, the National Association of Realtors released a report stating that construction of new housing in the past 20 years fell 5.5 million units short of long-term historical levels and called for a “once-in-a-generation” policy response. But a booming housing market rife with shortages is…

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BMC Enterprises Makes Strategic Acquisitions

St. Louis-based aggregates and concrete producer BMC Enterprises Inc. has acquired Stewart Concrete Products headquartered in Halfway, Mo., and created a strategic partnership with Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix Inc. based in West Plains, Mo., bringing the company’s recent acquisitions to five in the last 13 months.

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Simonson Says Price Increases Continue

Associated General Contractors (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson – in his latest Data Digest Report – noted that solely due to soaring residential activity, construction spending in March increased 0.2% from a downwardly revised February rate and 5.3% from March 2020 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.51 trillion, the Census Bureau reported. Because unusually mild or harsh weather…

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Martin Marietta Sees Good Year Ahead

May 5, 2021 – Martin Marietta Materials Inc. reported results for the first quarter ended March 31. Total revenues were $982.4 million versus $958.2 million in the first quarter of 2020. Looking ahead, Martin Marietta remains confident that favorable pricing dynamics will continue, supported by the company’s locally-driven pricing strategy. Additionally, the company anticipates single-family housing growth, expanded infrastructure investment and notable heavy…

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