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Not In My Backyard
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Aggregates 2022: Hard Times For Rock Producers is Business as Usual

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  It’s called the NIMBY effect and no global industry is more universally challenged by “Not In My Back Yard” opposition than the mining and quarry sectors. Except perhaps the nuclear power industry, and in either sector, rarely is the opposition justified.  (more…)
Construction Aggregates
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Construction Aggregates Innovation in 2022: No Time For Downtime

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  Resource Erectors Industry Watch Q4 2021 24/7 optimized production is the rule in construction aggregates rather than the exception now.  Aggregate operations by the end of 2021 are under the gun and have no time for downtime. Not with a market share of nearly $74 billion on the table…
Saint Gobain
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Thriving in the Global Green Economy: Companies to Watch in 2022

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Resource Erectors Industry Watch Q4-December 2021 The industry watchers here at Resource Erectors were happy to see the 11 November press release from construction materials and energy industry giant Saint-Gobain, announcing a substantial 400 million USD investment earmarked for expanding the US gypsum industry and more in the domestic construction…
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Construction Materials Volatility and Double Digit Price Increases in 2021

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  “July was the sixth straight month of double-digit price increases for construction inputs,” said Ken Simonson, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist, in calling for President Joe Biden to immediately end tariffs and quotas on steel, aluminum, lumber and other essential construction items.”- DCN-JOC News Service-August…
Construction Materials Lumber Prices
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Pipelines, Politics, and the Construction Materials Price Spikes

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  Thanks to the current White House resident, the US construction industry is rolling through a perfect storm of construction material price spikes that some might think is an intentional assault on what would otherwise be a thriving economic sector.  Already depressed by the government overreach that culminated in the…
Gypsum Wallboard
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Can the Gypsum Materials Industry Launch a Sustainability Rebound After 2020 Covid Declines?

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  Industries in sectors ranging from minerals processing and rare earth metals, to concrete and aggregates, to gypsum materials are all initiating or following through in 2021 on strategic moves to cash in on sustainability trends. These tactics are being deployed to overcome the significant 2020 declines triggered by rampant…
construction materials logistics
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Evolving Construction Materials Supply Chains in 2021

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  “Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain.”- Adrian Gonzalez-talkinglogistics.com Is Today’s Construction Industry Supply Chain Ready to Sustain $79 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending?  According to Steve Cox, VP of Business Development at Command Alkon,…
Concrete and Precast Concrete Technology
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Concrete Technology 2021: Greener Every Year and 35% Stronger

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  The term “green concrete”, not so many decades ago, used to describe the condition of freshly poured ready mix concrete in construction projects or precast concrete products that required more curing time to achieve its full average 3,000 psi strength. The term “green” as applied to concrete was all…
precast concrete industry
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Innovation and Diversification in the 2020 Precast Concrete Industry and Beyond

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  At Resource Erectors we’ve been making The Case for Resilient Concrete Construction for quite some time. We maintain connections with industry leaders and the top professional talent in the precast concrete industry across North America, so it’s our business to keep a close watch on trends in this essential…

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