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Editors’ Blog

The view in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from Sandvik's booth. Sandvik hosted a MINExpo press conference Tuesday, sharing its latest on equipment electrification and more. Photo: P&Q Staff

Photo gallery: Sights from the MINExpo 2021 show floor

September 15, 2021By

With more than 1,300 exhibitors reportedly on-hand at the Las Vegas Convention Center, there is plenty to see at MINExpo International 2021.

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What types of construction jobs are experiencing setbacks?

September 12, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, offers a look at which construction jobs are being canceled and delayed the most these days.

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The Komatsu PC7000 excavator here tests loading capabilities at the company's proving grounds in Arizona. Photo: Komatsu

Komatsu to teleoperate excavator in Arizona from MINExpo

September 10, 2021By

The Komatsu PC7000-11 and its operator in Las Vegas will leverage a console that provides the user information and views of what is seen from the machine’s actual cab in Arizona.

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Summer accident surge alarming to MSHA

September 8, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that six fatal accidents occurred between July 21 and Aug. 11. The agency responded with a number of best safety practices producers should follow.

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How employers are attracting workers in this market

September 7, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, shares findings from a workforce survey and what contractors are doing to find hiring solutions.

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Contractor survey presents insights on supply chain, labor

September 3, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, paid P&Q’s Kevin Yanik a visit to discuss key findings from a 2021 workforce survey.

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EPA under the Trump administration argued that the Navigable Waters Protection rule ended decades of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. Photo: P&Q Staff

WOTUS on EPA chopping block once again

September 2, 2021By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is relooking at the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), with developments likely to surface in the months to come.

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Will the lingering pandemic slow aggregate consumption?

August 31, 2021By

Even though the pandemic is resurging, P&Q contributor David Chereb does not expect it to hurt aggregate demand much at all. Chereb explains why during a video visit with editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik.

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