The Construction Career Days events are a workforce development tool that introduce high school students and U.S. Armed Services veterans to careers in the construction industry and support the pipeline that will provide the professionals of tomorrow. The Construction Career Days events have proven highly successful in promoting the construction industry and the careers it offers to America’s youth. These two events are hosted once a year in central and southern Arizona. Open the links below to learn more.
Celebrate the Arizona centennial in 2012 with the launch of The Arizona Virtual Experience. Learn more about Arizona by visiting the ArizonaExperience.org. The site provides a wealth of information about the land, the people and the history that formed our beautiful state.
Arizona Mining Industry: Mining Matters
Attention ARPA Members: Check out ENR Southwest magazine’s 2017 special section devoted to the Arizona mining industry. To read the article CLICK HERE.
The construction industry is the primary consumer of aggregates that are used to build roads, bridges, office buildings, hospitals, schools, airports, homes and so forth. Many of those uses of aggregates support the growth in population. But as observed during the past decade, demand for construction and aggregates fluctuate with the state of the economy. To read this document CLICK HERE.
The Arizona Rock Products Industry: Economic Impact Study
The operations of Arizona Rock Products firms provided jobs for 7,745 industry workers and had a direct impact of $2.5 billion in 2017. As these dollars cycled back into the economy, a total economic impact of $4.9 billion was created, along with 25,674 total jobs. To read this document… CLICK HERE.
Arizona’s Cement Industry: Portland Cement Production and Use
Cement is manufactured by heating lime, silica, alumina, iron, and other materials at high temperature. The resulting substance is a marble-like ball called clinker that is ground, mixed with limestone and gypsum, and used to create concrete. Arizona’s cement industry is a critical element to construction materials and to the overall health of the economy. To read this document… CLICK HERE.