SEMCO Launches Construction Materials Carbon Management Web Portal

Market forces rooted in the Buy Clean, Carbon Neutrality, LEED v4 and Net Zero movements have spawned an important new web portal, Construction Materials Carbon Management, www.cmcarbonmanagement.com. The just-launched site follows cement, concrete and steel producer progress in lowering the carbon dioxide emissions factor, or embodied carbon, associated with structural elements for commercial and residential building or heavy/civil work.

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ARTBA: Federal Investments in Infrastructure Law ‘Working as Intended’

Twenty-nine thousand transportation improvement projects are moving forward thanks to year-one Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer told Senators Nov. 30 during testimony before the Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee. “Though each project has a unique story of need and solution, they are all tangible illustrations…

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MDU Resources Construction Materials Business Boasts Record Revenues

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported third-quarter earnings on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $147.9 million, or 73 cents per share, with adjusted earnings of $152.0 million, or 75 cents per share, compared to third quarter 2021 GAAP earnings of $139.3 million, or 68 cents per share.

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Superior Excels from Rock Face to Loadout

Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking, bulk material processing and handling equipment and cutting-edge machinery components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minn., the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 50-year-old Superior operates from additional facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Nebraska; New Brunswick, Canada; and three locations in Brazil to serve South American markets.

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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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