Arizona producers optimistic despite federal, state regulations

By |  February 5, 2024
Headshot: Steve Trussell, ARPA

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Steve Trussell, executive director of the Arizona Rock Products Association, spoke with P&Q about why he is optimistic about his state’s aggregates outlook in 2024.

How did aggregate producers in your state fare in 2023 compared to your expectations coming into the year?

The industry met my expectations this year.

Describe your outlook for the aggregate industry in 2024.

Somewhat optimistic.

What factors are driving your outlook for 2024?

Water, air permitting, regulatory environment and the political environment.

What are the greatest opportunities available to aggregate producers within your state in 2024?

Water infrastructure, federal money for highway projects and the continued growth of the state.

What are the greatest challenges aggregate producers in your state will face in 2024?

Water, a housing slowdown, and federal and state regulatory changes.

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