California Legislature Passes Carbon Reduction Bill

Sept. 8, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) as the California legislature concluded its 2021-22 session, it passed AB 2446, The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, a bill to require carbon reductions in construction materials used in buildings and homes. AB 2446 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring…

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HCSS Engages Users on the Future of Construction

HCSS, a provider of software that helps heavy civil businesses streamline their operations, offers these insights about the future of construction from its customers, who are leaders in the construction market. This is a summary of what each executive said when answering questions about automation, the future of supply chain and electronic material ordering, the environmental impact of the industry,…

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Vulcan Materials Acquires Syar Industries

Vulcan Materials Co. has acquired Napa, Calif.-based Syar Industries Inc. Syar is one of the largest independently owned construction materials producers of scale in northern California. The company offers construction aggregates, recycled materials, hot-mix asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. For Syar, more than 70 years of achievement began in 1938 when C.M. “Tony” Syar started his construction business in California with…

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MDU Construction Materials Business Rises in Second Quarter

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported second quarter earnings of $70.7 million, or 35 cents per share, compared to second quarter 2021 earnings of $100.2 million, or 50 cents per share. For the six months ended June 30, MDU Resources earned $102.4 million, or 50 cents per share, compared to $152.3 million, or 76 cents per share, in 2021. “Both our…

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California Releases 2019 Mineral Production Data

July 27, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), the California Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2019 report by the California Geological Survey shows that 111 million short tons of sand and gravel were produced in California in 2019, roughly comparable to the average since 2015. The report also says another 18 million short tons of other construction materials (rock,…

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Granite to Build New Plant in Utah

Granite announced that it has acquired and will start development on a new aggregate operation near Grantsville, Utah. Located approximately 30 miles west of Salt Lake City on Interstate 80, the site covers approximately 640 acres. The material comes from an alluvial deposit containing 99 million tons of recoverable rock. “We are pleased to be moving forward with the Grantsville…

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TACA Meeting Addresses Construction Materials Industry Opportunities, Challenges

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) welcomed more than 520 attendees to its 68th Annual Meeting June 15-17 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Highlights included presentations by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and FMI Capital Advisors, helping TACA member companies navigate a complex economic, political and post-pandemic environment.

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MDU Construction Materials Business Sees Record Revenues

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $31.7 million, or 16 cents per share, compared to first quarter 2021 earnings of $52.1 million, or 26 cents per share. The construction materials business had a seasonal loss of $40.0 million in the first quarter, compared to a seasonal loss of $30.8 million in the first quarter of 2021. Although…

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