Editors’ Blog

The industry reacts to the new WOTUS definition

January 24, 2020By

Aggregate producers were quick to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s replacement Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which should ease the burden they felt from a previous definition.

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Solid growth, pricing gains to continue

January 3, 2020By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb provides his latest aggregate forecast and a look at continued economic expansion in the years to come.

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Texas science teachers enjoy a tour of the Austin Core Research Center at the Bureau of Economic Geology during a TMRA Teacher Workshop. The award-winning educational workshops are offered each summer covering lignite, uranium and industrial minerals mining. Photo courtesy of TACA

How TACA aims to enhance public education of the industry

December 11, 2019By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) partnered with the Texas Mining and Reclamation on a program for teachers.

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Photo courtesy of Cemex USA.

Cemex, ADOT partner for Phoenix interchange project

December 9, 2019By

Cemex supplied more than 100,000 tons of aggregate for new diverging diamond interchanges in northern Phoenix, helping provide for infrastructure while reducing traffic congestion.

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FEC Quarry in Miami is the third-largest producer of crushed stone in the United States, according to the latest United States Geological Survey rankings. Photo by Zach Mentz

About P&Q’s 2019 State of the Industry Report

December 5, 2019By

Pit & Quarry Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik details what’s inside this year’s exclusive special section.

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The forecast for public works construction remains positive, especially when compared to other construction segments. Photo: iStock.com/Jens_Lambert_Photography

Strong public support for infrastructure investment continues

December 2, 2019By

Voters approved nearly 90 percent of transportation investment ballot measures this year, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports.

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), second from left, visits with members of the Ohio delegation during the 2019 NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

The industry returns to Capitol Hill

November 22, 2019By

P&Q participated in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s annual lobbying event in Washington, D.C. Find out what producers, manufacturers and others spent their time on as they visited with members of Congress.

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The aggregate industry can learn several lessons from the social media ad controversy. Photo by anyaberkut/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Finding meaning in the social media advertising debate

November 14, 2019By

The political advertising debate between Facebook and Twitter is making headlines and sparking controversy, and not only in the social media world.

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