NEWS

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- July 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Continues Decline Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 126,401 tons of cement were shipped to the state during April 2023. Cement shipments fell by 8.9% over the same period in 2022. The state has seen a decline in three of the first four…

July 20, 2023

2023 Tri-State Summer Meeting held June 28-July 2

The 2023 Tri-State Summer meeting hosted the largest crowd ever and was heldat the beautiful Sandestin Beach Hilton June 28-July 2. It was easily the largestconvention that the Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee Concrete Associationshave ever had, with nearly 400 in attendance. Registration began Thursday evening and flowed into the cocktail…

July 6, 2023

Goat Hill Report-Week Ending in May 26, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 24, 25, 26 and 27 of the 2023 legislative session. Four meeting days is unusual for a regular legislative session, but Day 27 occurred when legislative leaders decided to extend the late Thursday session into the wee hours of Friday morning. Based on…

May 30, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-May 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Falls for Second Consecutive Month Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 119,065 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the second month of 2023. Cement shipments fell by 7.2% over the same period in 2022 but did see a slight uptick…

May 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending May 19, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 21, 22 and 23 of the 2023 legislative session, leaving seven days in the 30-day session. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Anti-ESG Legislation Advances On Thursday, the Alabama Senate passed a…

May 22, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending May 12, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 19 and 20 of the 2023 legislative session, reaching the 2/3 completion mark of the 30-day session. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Anti-ESG legislationThis week, SB261 by Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain…

May 15, 2023

Truck Driving Championship held May 6th, 2023

On what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday despite a dicey weather forecast earlier in the week, the 2023 Truck Driving Championship was held in Birmingham. Thirty-nine drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company to compete in the event, which is held each year to thank…

May 10, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending May 5, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature had a three-day work week and completed Days 16, 17 and 18 of the 2023 legislative session out of the maximum 30 legislative days. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Education Budget and Supplemental…

May 8, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 28, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature reached the halfway point of the 2023 legislative session, completing 15 days out of the maximum 30 legislative days. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. General Fund Budget Passes the House The Alabama House…

May 2, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-April 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Contracts to Start 2023 Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 117,094 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the final month of 2023. Cement shipments fell by 2.3% over the same period in 2022. The state had experienced nine consecutive months…

April 27, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 21, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held another three-day week as they continue to “catch up” from the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 13 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and the session is expected to wrap up in early-to-mid-June….

April 24, 2023

Annual Business Meeting held Monday, April 17th

On Monday, April 17th, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association held its 2023 Annual Business Meeting at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club. The meeting began at 10:30am with presentations of the ACIA Foundation scholarships, the Sam Reed Memorial Scholarship, the 2023 Chairman’s Award, Ronald Davis Memorial Scholarships, Safety Award, Environmental Award,…

April 18, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 14, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held a three-day week, which is considered an accelerated pace but is necessary to make up for the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 10 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and at this pace…

April 17, 2023

Trendlines Newsletter Statewide Monthly Construction Data-March 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Exceeded 6,000,000 Yards in 2022Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 127,442 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the final month of 2022. Cement shipments grew by 1% over the same period in 2021. The tonnage represents the second lowestmonthly total…

March 28, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report for Week Ending March 24, 2023 The Alabama Legislature’s 2023 Regular Session resumed this week after the hiatus for the Special Session to allocate federal ARPA funds. The legislature met two days this week but will be off this week for Spring Break. Budgets Introduced On Tuesday,…

March 27, 2023