AGG1/World of Asphalt Shatters Records with 38% Surge in Attendance

A record number of aggregates and asphalt professionals convened in Nashville for the largest AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo /World of Asphalt in the show’s history. Running March 25-27, the show set new records in both attendance and square footage. More than 15,800 industry professionals took in the three-day event in the Music City, exploring more than 440 exhibitors and…

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First Look – March 2024

FIRST LOOK TOP NEWSVulcan MaterialsVulcan Materials Co. announced results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2023, reporting total revenues of $1.83 billion in the fourth quarter versus $1.73 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022; and $7.78 billion for full-year 2023 versus $7.32 billion for full-year 2022. Summit MaterialsSummit Materials Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and…

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First Look – January 2024

TOP NEWS Granite Granite Construction announced the acquisition of Lehman-Roberts Co. and Memphis Stone & Gravel Co., longstanding asphalt paving and asphalt and aggregates producers and suppliers.  Silvi Materials Shipping sand products to Brooklyn, N.Y., and the five boroughs of Manhattan is a challenge. But Silvi Materials now has a new high-quality, cost-effective solution, launching barges from a new port located about…

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First Look – December 2023

TOP NEWS Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its South Texas cement business and certain related concrete operations to CRH Americas Materials Inc., a subsidiary of CRH plc, for $2.1 billion in cash. This on the heels of third quarter Building Materials business revenues of a record $1.9 billion, a 10.5%…

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First Look – November 2023

TOP NEWS Armada Materials Formed; Acquires VolunteerArmada Materials LLC has been formed to build a leading infrastructure materials and services business through strategic acquisitions. The company was founded by Rob Duke, who will serve as CEO of Armada, along with a group of investors including several industry veterans, and Kelso & Company, L.P., a middle-market buyout private equity firm founded…

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First Look – October 2023

TOP NEWS Superior Industries Hires Kristen RandallSuperior Industries Inc. recently added another industry veteran to its lineup of passionate, high-service employees. After 17 years at Haver & Boecker Niagara, Kristen Randall comes to Superior as the company’s first official training coordinator. “Many of us at Superior have developed strong relationships with Kristen due to her active involvement in our industries,”…

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First Look – September 2023

TOP NEWS The Rock Products Road Show The Rock Products Road Show – an “Economics + Equipment” informational session – rolled into Thompsonville, Mich., on July 21 for the Michigan Aggregates Association’s summer meeting, held at the Crystal Mountain Resort. The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2023 was…

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First Look – August 2023

TOP NEWS BMC EnterprisesBMC Enterprises Inc. (BMC), the largest producer of aggregates and concrete in the St. Louis region, has completed acquisitions of Raineri Building Materials, Eureka Materials and Blue Grass Ready Mix within the last three months. Vulcan MaterialsVulcan Materials Co. released its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlighting the company’s durable growth strategy, performance and progress on…

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FIRST LOOK – July 2023

TOP NEWS GraniteGranite has received approval from the Utah Department of Air Quality (UDAQ) to begin the public comment period as part of Granite’s Parleys I-80 South Quarry small mine air permit application. During this rigorous application process, the application undergoes a comprehensive 30-day comment period, allowing the public to provide valuable input. U.S. Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court has…

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