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2019 state by state report: Tennessee

By |  December 15, 2019
Headshot: Kent Starwalt, executive vice president, Tennessee Road Builders Association

Starwalt

Pit & Quarry connected with Kent Starwalt, the executive vice president of the Tennessee Road Builders Association, to discuss his optimism for Tennessee’s aggregate industry in 2020.

Describe the current state of the industry within Tennessee in a word or two: Stable

His outlook for 2020: Somewhat optimistic

Greatest opportunities available to aggregate producers in Tennessee: Highway funding and economic growth in the urban areas

Greatest challenges facing producers in Tennessee: Regulatory issues such as continued uncertainties concerning WOTUS (the Waters of the United States).

On the likelihood of a multi-year federal infrastructure bill passing in 2020: I would like to be optimistic and say yes, but impeachment and the election are going to drive everything.

 


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