First Look July 2021

TOP NEWS • USGS STATS • ECONOMIC INDICATORS • MSHA WATCH • ENERGY TOP NEWS  Bipartisan BillPresident Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have announced a deal on infrastructure spending. According to the White House, the price tag comes in at $1.2 trillion over eight years, with $579 billion in new spending. Other sources peg the legislation as a $973-…

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Former Transportation Secretary Joins Martin Marietta Board

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced the appointment of Anthony R. Foxx as an independent member to its board of directors, effective Nov. 6. With Foxx’s appointment, the Martin Marietta Board is comprised of 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent and six of whom have joined since 2016. Foxx will serve on Martin Marietta’s Finance Committee.

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Martin Marietta: Aggregates Deep Dive

Oct. 30, 2020 – Martin Marietta’s third-quarter aggregates shipments to the infrastructure and nonresidential end-use markets declined, while shipments to the residential market increased slightly. Aggregates pricing improved 2.7%, or 4.0% on a mix-adjusted basis. Full-year 2020 pricing is expected to increase 3% to 4%. East Group shipments decreased 8.8%, reflecting weather-delayed projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, anticipated lower infrastructure shipments in portions of North Carolina and…

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Watson Joins Summit Materials

Summit Materials Inc. announced that effective Jan. 8, 2018, Karl H. Watson Jr. has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer, succeeding Douglas C. Rauh. Tom Hill, CEO of Summit, stated, “We are very pleased to have Karl join Summit. I have known him for years and his depth and breadth of experience in our industry will add…

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