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Keaton Turner founded Turner Mining Group in 2017. The business is focused on contract mining, overburden removal, crushing and screening, reclamation, drilling and blasting, and specialty activities.Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Turner: Expecting business to pick up after November’s election

September 14, 2020By

Turner Mining Group’s Keaton Turner shares what he currently sees in the market – and what’s ahead.

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Blasting: The story of breaking rock

September 11, 2020By

The final chapter in P&Q’s special series offers a history of blast design and what’s ahead to optimize quarry blasting.

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Continuous improvement is an important and necessary part of a safety program. Photo: IPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty Images

Why remote MSHA enforcement is serious

September 7, 2020By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has employed technology to remotely conduct some enforcement procedures, and mine operators should treat the investigations with the same seriousness and preparation that would be accorded an in-person investigation.

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Johnson: Bailing out the states not necessarily the solution

September 4, 2020By

The Concrete Company’s Dan Johnson welcomes more funding to support demand, but figuring out a fair-for-all approach is no easy task.

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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

SC Market Analytics adjusts aggregate forecast

September 3, 2020By

Projections for aggregate consumption in 2021-22 are now higher, largely due to a sharper spike in new home construction.

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While aggregate production may be a bit down this year, top producers remain profitable by keeping a watchful eye on their spending. Photo: P&Q Staff

When equipment purchasing might pick up

September 1, 2020By

Big spending on equipment skidded to a halt earlier this year, but signs are emerging that capex may pick up steam sooner than later.

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Talking haul trucks, tailgates with Philippi-Hagenbuch’s Josh Swank

August 27, 2020By

P&Q visits with Philippi-Hagenbuch’s Josh Swank to discuss 2020, how next year is shaping up, and what producers can do to effectively navigate the economic downturn when it comes to haul trucks.

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P&Q Profile: PRECO Electronics’ Sean Martell

August 25, 2020By

While 2020 has proven to be a challenge for everyone in the industry, Sean Martell is optimistic about the future for both the industry and his company.

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