McDougal Named James M. Christie Safety & Health Award Winner

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Chad McDougal, director of safety and health at Vulcan Materials Co., as the winner of the 2021 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. McDougal participates in NSSGA’s Safety and Health Committee, as well as NSSGA’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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Vulcan Seeks to Expand Georgia Quarry

Vulcan Materials Co.’s quarry in Flowery Branch, Ga., is seeking to grow by nearly 30 acres. The company wants to add property off Friendship and Hog Mountain roads, which surround the quarry at 4195 Friendship Road, along with Blackjack Road. Two parcels being leased to residents will remain occupied, while remaining parcels are vacant, according to city documents, said The…

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Materials Prices Still Rising

Aug. 31, 2021 – According to Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors’ chief economist, materials prices continue to rise for a variety of inputs. Vulcan Materials Co. notified customers it “will implement 2022 price increases at or near 11% across our markets, with less flexibility than you may have been accustomed to in the past.” On Aug. 13, USG notified customers it would increase prices effective…

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FIRST LOOK – September 2021

TOP NEWS Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure BillThe Senate passed a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, a significant win for the aggregates and construction industries. Vulcan Material: Revenues on the Rise Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting total second-quarter revenues of $1,361.0 million versus $1,322.6 million in the second quarter of 2020. Year-to-date revenues…

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Vulcan Flexes its Muscles

August 4, 2021 – Vulcan Materials Co. has reported a solid second quarter. The company, on the heels of its previously announced acquisition of U.S. Concrete, earned total second-quarter revenues of $1,361.0 million and year-to-date revenues of $2,429.4 million, both increases over 2020 results. It’s aggregates segment performed well, as sales increased 5%, and gross profit increased 6%. Regarding the company’s…

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Mergers and Acquisitions Dominate the News

In the last couple of months, I have written about the housing boom, as well as an economy on fire, which coupled with the prospects for an infrastructure bill just adds optimism to the outlook for our industry. But as we look out toward the last remaining months of the year, it has been remarkable to witness the growth spurt…

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Vulcan Materials Hosts Event for Bourdeaux

July 29, 2021 – According to the Georgia Construction Aggregates Association, Vulcan Materials hosted a roundtable luncheon and fundraiser for Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.) at the 1818 Club in Duluth, Ga., on July 16. Jimmy Fleming, Vulcan Materials, kicked off the event by welcoming those companies who contributed to the event, including NSSGA ROCK PAC, and then gave an overview of Bourdeaux and…

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The Horses Are Out of the Barn

Well, the barn door has been kicked open, and the horses are out. After more than a year of COVID-19-driven inactivity, a lot is starting to happen.  For openers, two major mergers rocked the aggregates industry, changing the landscape regionally and nationally. Vulcan Materials Co. and U.S. Concrete Inc. entered into a definitive merger agreement; and Martin Marietta Materials Inc.…

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