2019 state by state report: Washington

By |  December 5, 2019
eadshot: Bruce Chattin, executive director, Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association; Washington chapter managing director, American Concrete Institute


Pit & Quarry connected with Bruce Chattin, the executive director of the Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association and the Washington chapter managing director of the American Concrete Institute to discuss his optimism for Washington’s aggregate industry in 2020.

Describe the current state of the industry within Washington in a word or two: Very active

His outlook for 2020: Extremely optimistic

Factors driving his 2020 outlook: Transportation and infrastructure, housing needs led by tech companies, and new high-rise structures led by tech companies.

Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

Greatest opportunities available to aggregate producers in Washington: Continued economic growth

Greatest challenges facing producers in Washington: Permitting, specifically the inability to designate or permit new resources, and continued environmental regulation at the state and local levels.

Other comments on the state of the industry in Washington: We need new resources. We’re looking for an increase in the recycling of aggregates and concrete aggregates.

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