Editors’ Blog

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Drilling Deeper Episode 8: P&Q Roundtable (Part 1)

February 15, 2024By

Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik and Jack Kopanski sat down immediately following the 2024 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference to unpack their initial thoughts of the event.

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Remote machine monitoring will likely become the standard, and data and telematics will continue to modify practices for increased uptime. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

The dawn of a new era for the aggregate industry

February 13, 2024By

A number of aggregate producers are exploring the possibilities of autonomy, artificial intelligence and electric power for industry applications.

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Sandvik, Country Boy Supply establish record drills order

January 23, 2024By

Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions teamed with Country Boy Supply and one of its customers on an order of 34 surface drill rigs.

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Drilling Deeper Episode 6: What’s trending in aggregates

January 17, 2024By

Kevin and Jack discuss several trends that emerged or grew in 2023 and how they might carry over into 2024.

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Episode 5: 2023 reflections, 2024 outlook

January 3, 2024By

In the first Drilling Deeper episode of 2024, P&Q editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik looks back at developments that emerged in 2023 while sharing insights on trends such as digitalization, electrification and autonomy.

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CRH to explore autonomous hauling tech with SafeAI

December 26, 2023By

SafeAI, which retrofits heavy equipment for autonomous applications in mining and construction, offers details about a pilot program with CRH Ventures.

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The San Diego Trolley provided tours of Vulcan Materials’ Chula Vista Quarry during the company’s community day. Photo: Vulcan Materials

Vulcan brings community together at California quarry

December 15, 2023By

Vulcan Materials Co. hosted an interactive event at its Chula Vista Quarry this fall, inviting neighbors and guests to the site.

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Liebherr USA says it will support Hawaiian Cement with training and development for on-site personnel focused on the operation and mechanics of the R 9150 excavator. Photo: Liebherr

Hawaiian Cement turns to Liebherr for excavator

December 14, 2023By

Hawaiian Cement earlier this year became the first end user in Hawaii to receive an excavator from Liebherr.

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The current state of concrete, cement

December 13, 2023By and

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, says he was pleasantly surprised by the performance of ready-mixed concrete and cement in 2023.

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