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Many Contractors Concerned About Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19

In order to better understand the degree of impact and biggest concerns that the construction industry has about the COVID-19 crisis, Dodge Data & Analytics conducted a survey of 172 contractors across the U.S. from March 19 to March 31. The results of that study, published in the "Keeping Business Going in a Time of Crisis: Findings from the Dodge Contractor Panel Study on Contractors’ State of Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak" white paper, reveals that most contractors are feeling at least some impact from the crisis, with the worst impact expected to be felt within the next three months.

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O&G Powers Quarry with Solar

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately held construction company, recently went live with a 1.3-megawatt (MW) solar array at its quarry on Roxbury Road in Southbury, Conn.

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Vulcan Posts COVID-19 Resource Page

Vulcan Materials has posted a dedicated COVID-19 page for statements to employees, customers, haulers/logistics and suppliers, according to Janet F. Kavinoky, vice president, external affairs and corporate communications.

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Teichert Buys Eagle Materials Assets

Eagle Materials Inc. announced that the company has sold its Western Aggregates and Mathews Readymix operations for $93.5 million to Teichert, a California-based construction company. 

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Construction Starts Decline in March

Total construction starts declined 5% from February to March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $746.9 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Volatility caused by the presence or absence of large projects in healthcare and the utility/gas plant category, however, skewed the analysis. In March, nonresidential building starts fell 9% from February (seasonally adjusted), while residential building dropped 11%. Nonbuilding construction starts, however, rose 14% during the month.

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