Vulcan Materials: Rock On
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This is Matt Reustle. Today, we are breaking down Vulcan Materials. Vulcan is America's largest producer of construction aggregates. This includes all of the crushed rock, sand, and gravel, which gets used for the foundation of nearly everything around us. Think of all of the buildings, the roads, and the infrastructure that define the physical footprint of America. To break down Vulcan, I am joined by Rob Hansen, Senior Analyst at Vontobel Asset Management. Rob shares what makes this relatively simple business so successful. We get into the dynamics of operating quarries, the logistics of moving rocks, and what is cyclical versus what is not. Please enjoy this breakdown of Vulcan Materials. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by 10 East. 10 East is a platform where qualified investors can co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis across private equity, private credit, real estate ventures, and other one-off opportunities typically unavailable through traditional channels. It's no surprise that founders, executives, and portfolio managers from leading investment firms are using 10 East to diversify their personal portfolios. Their level of sourcing and diligence is institutional grade. To learn more, check out ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant ( Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:03:15) First Question - Introduction to Vulcan Materials and the Construction Aggregates Market (00:07:35) Exploring the History & Evolution of Vulcan Materials (00:09:10) Geographical Distribution and Impact on the Quarry Market (00:12:31) The Role of Logistics and Transportation in the Aggregates Industry (00:17:42) The Impact of Vertical Integration and Technology on Vulcan's Operations (00:19:26) Analyzing the Volume and Pricing Trends in The Aggregates Industry (00:23:49) The Role of Technology in Enhancing Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency (00:29:31) Vulcan’s Pricing Strategy (00:32:31) The Capital Intensive Nature of The Business (00:36:21) Optimizing Logistics Through M&A (00:43:09) Trends in Earnings Growth and Future Expectations Among Commercial Construction  (00:47:51) Understanding the Risks and Challenges In This Industry  (00:50:17) Key Lessons from Vulcan's Business Model Important Information: Information provided represents the views of a company of the Vontobel Group (“Vontobel”) and should not be considered investment advice and/or legal, tax, financial or other advice. Further, not a recommendation to purchase, hold or sell any investment and no representation is given that the securities discussed are suitable for any particular investor. Although Vontobel believes that the information provided in this document is based on reliable sources, it cannot assume responsibility for the quality, correctness, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in this document. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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