Archive for April 2018

P&Q Roundtable attendees are largely optimistic about the new tax law but they have serious questions about how it affects Congress’ ability to pass something meaningful on infrastructure. Photo: iStock.com/ Ron and Patty Thomas

Breaking down tax reform, what’s ahead for infrastructure

April 30, 2018By

P&Q Roundtable attendees explore the effects of the new tax bill on their businesses and the likelihood of passing major legislation on infrastructure this year.

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Martin Marietta-Bluegrass officially a done deal

April 30, 2018By

The acquisition of Bluegrass adds the largest privately held, pure-play aggregate company in the United States to Martin Marietta.

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How Granite Construction performed in the first quarter of 2018

April 30, 2018By

Construction materials revenues increased 32.5 percent in the first quarter over last year at the company.

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How U.S. Concrete fared in the first quarter of 2018

April 30, 2018By

Despite weather obstacles in key regions, U.S. Concrete reports that aggregate product revenue and the average sales price of aggregate increased in the first quarter.

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Goodyear releases tire monitoring system

April 30, 2018By

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. released an enhanced version of its (Earth Mover) EMTrack OTR tire monitoring system to its worldwide customer base.

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How drones are saving lives

April 30, 2018By

Drones continue to show great versatility, as a DJI report now details that at least 65 people were saved by drones in the last year.

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Inside an Oldcastle site with a new wash plant

April 30, 2018By

Since Oldcastle Materials upgraded its Burnet Quarry in Texas with a new dual-pass sand processing plant, inconsistent production levels and loss of fines to ponds are things of the past.

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Montabert 501 NG Hydraulic Rock Breaker

April 30, 2018By

The all-purpose hydraulic breaker provides operators with superior power-to-weight ratio and can easily demolish oversized boulders and thick concrete, delivering up to 870 blows per minute.

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