SOURCE: StockCall


April 18, 2012 08:20 ET

Equity Research on Fastenal Co. and Vulcan Materials Company - Slow and Steady Climb for Construction and Building Materials

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - offers investors comprehensive research on the General Building Materials industry and has completed analytical research on Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ: FAST) and Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC). Register with us today at to have free access to this research.

As the housing and construction environment continues to show signs of improvement, so too does the health of the general building materials industry. Tight lending conditions continue to pose a challenge for would-be-homebuyers, but a number of industry reports have shown that things continue to move in the right direction. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, construction jobs declined by 7,000 between February and March; however, when compared year-over-year the industry saw a slight increase. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the General Building Materials industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the General Building Materials industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Fastenal Co. and Vulcan Materials Company; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While many would like to see vastly improved numbers, gradually improving conditions are still a positive for the overall economy, as well as building materials companies like Fastenal Co. and Vulcan Materials Company. Vulcan Materials Company research report is available for free by signing up now at

To capitalize on the current market conditions, several companies have been opening new stores to best meet growing demand. Fastenal stated in its 1st quarter report that it opened 28 new stores over the first three months of 2012. The company also reported increased earnings and revenues in year-over-year comparisons. Fastenal Co. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

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