Single-Family Housing Starts Decline, Permits Increase

The single-family housing market continued to show signs of slowing in April as rising mortgage rates and ongoing supply chain disruptions continue to raise housing costs and take a toll on the housing market. Due to a surge in multifamily production, overall housing starts held fairly steady, falling just 0.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.72 million units,…

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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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Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments

As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain disruptions, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national…

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Guest Editorial: Improving the Aggregate Industry Starts with Fixing Supply Chains

By Priyesh Ranjan Aggregates are quite literally the bedrock of U.S. infrastructure. In 2020 alone, the estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption was 2.43 billion metric tons. But despite a growing aggregate demand, there is one cog in the machine that’s preventing the industry from reaching its full potential: a broken supply chain network. 

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U.S. Concrete Acquires California Port Assets

U.S. Concrete Inc. has acquired an operational cementitious terminal, bulk storage facility, and approximately eight and a half acres of land with access to the Port of Stockton, Calif. The previous owner was George Weinberger Properties and Boral Limited is the current leasee of the facility, according to information provided by the Port of Stockton.

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Supply Chain Delays Negatively Impact Civil Contractors

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Dodge Data & Analytics’ The Civil Quarterly (TCQ) reported that fewer than half (43%) of civil contractors believed fluctuations in the cost of construction materials had impacted their projects at the time. The first quarter 2021 report, however, revealed a stark contrast to those findings. The vast majority have negatively felt these impacts, with…

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Command Alkon Named Great Supply Chain Partner

Command Alkon announced that it was named a 2018 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain. The company was selected from nominations submitted by customers for the award based on their innovative technologies and excellent services that deliver value across clients’ heavy building materials supply chains. “Being recognized as a Great Supply Chain Partner by many of our customers is a…

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