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In his induction remarks, George Sidney characterized the aggregate industry as a noble industry, one that represents a base for everything. “Everything starts with us,” he says, “whether it’s construction aggregate or the mining and mineral processing industries.” Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Former McLanahan president reflects on his career journey

April 11, 2019By

George Sidney joined McLanahan as a design engineer before working his way up to president and COO. Now he holds a place in the P&Q Hall of Fame.

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Manfred Freissle touched on his signature development, synthetic modular screen media, during his Hall of Fame induction speech. Says Freissle: “We proved it over many years.” Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Faith, family and friends drove Polydeck’s Freissle

April 10, 2019By

Manfred Freissle, the co-founder of Polydeck, describes the support he received throughout his career during his acceptance at the P&Q Hall of Fame.

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The likelihood of the next U.S. recession mirroring the last one is highly unlikely, says FMI’s George Reddin. Photo: iStock.com/zoom-zoom

10 construction materials market drivers

April 9, 2019By

George Reddin, managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, details factors that weighed on the construction materials market in 2018.

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One of the greatest achievements of Gene Fisher, whose Hall of Fame plaque is pictured above, was launching General Steel & Supply, making it possible for him to design, fabricate, field-test, demonstrate, assemble and deliver custom equipment not just for Fisher Sand & Gravel, but for aggregate companies throughout the industry. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Fisher Industries’ president offers tribute to his father

April 9, 2019By

Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Industries and the son of 2019 inductee Gene Fisher, accepted the honor on behalf of his late father.

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Excessive rainfall in several regions provided for a number of challenging days for aggregate operations in 2018. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

Reasons to feel good about the industry in 2019

April 8, 2019By

2018 pressures remain for the construction materials industry, but FMI’s George Reddin gives producers several reasons to be optimistic about 2019.

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Photo by Joe McCarthy

Autonomous vehicles and MSHA

April 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine evolving aggregate industry tech and how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will respond.

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Today, Turner Mining Group employs over 150 miners through several different projects across the United States. Photo courtesy of BuildWitt Media.

P&Q Profile: Turner Mining Group’s Keaton Turner

April 5, 2019By

P&Q talks workforce development, the future of the aggregate industry and a summer outlook with Keaton Turner, president of Turner Mining Group.

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A Caterpillar 777D haul truck operator traverses a pit at Hanson Aggregates’ Bridgeport Plant in Chico, Texas. The plant, in operation since 1956, utilizes a series of 777Ds and other Cat equipment in the pit. Photo courtesy of Lehigh Hanson

Quarry Faces: March 2019

April 1, 2019By

A look around the aggregate industry.

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