A number of aggregate producers are looking to upgrade their plants these days with brand-new equipment. Photo: iStock.com/isabela66

Equipment buying trends upwards

September 17, 2018By

Demand for equipment is up, and suppliers expect interest in new technology to continue into 2019 and beyond.

Making sense of the aggregate market

September 12, 2018By and

While the market trembles, FMI’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan write that the fundamentals remain very positive for the construction materials sector.

According to EJ Burke, the most noticeable difference in blasting today versus 50 years ago is there are better products and technology available. Photo by Kevin Yanik

P&Q Profile: Dyno Nobel’s EJ Burke

September 10, 2018By

P&Q caught up with Dyno Nobel’s EJ Burke to capture his perspective on the aggregate industry’s evolution and how blasting has changed over the years.

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Workplace examinations: Clarification or confusion?

September 10, 2018By and

What is the Mine Safety & Health Administration really saying in its latest guidance on the controversial workplace exams rule? Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore.

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P&Q Profile: Cemex USA’s Eric Wittmann

August 29, 2018By

The president of the company’s West Region discusses industry challenges and opportunities.

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The good, the bad and the ugly of online training courses

August 27, 2018By

Be wary of the Internet-based ‘MSHA training program,’ as it might be a hoax to lure money out of your pocket.

photo courtesy of The Timken Co.

3 steps to enhance safety around belt bearings

August 24, 2018By

Improve workplace safety by following these service procedures.

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What you can write off while attending shows

August 22, 2018By

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act changed the rules when it comes to business expenses and deductions.