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Editors’ Blog

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Insights from the 2023 Pit & Quarry Roundtable

January 26, 2023By

Aggregate producers and equipment suppliers reflect on what excites them about the state of the aggregate industry.

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John Deere says its new electric excavator, powered by a Kreisel battery, will provide construction workers and roadbuilders with a variety of benefits. Photo: John Deere

Electric excavator emerges from John Deere

January 11, 2023By

The equipment manufacturer debuted a cutting-edge machine at CES 2023 last week in Las Vegas.

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From left: Luck Stone’s Ryan Emmons, Paige Gill, Charlie Luck IV and Travis Chewning were present at CES in Las Vegas to celebrate the company’s new venture with Caterpillar. Photo: P&Q Staff

Luck Stone, Caterpillar look to the future

January 9, 2023By

Luck Stone representatives were in Las Vegas last week to discuss how they intend to bring autonomous hauling to the aggregate industry alongside Caterpillar.

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Flyrock remains a top source of accidents from drilling-and-blasting operations. Photo: imaginepictures1/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Drilling, blasting safety a focus of upcoming seminar

January 2, 2023By

The National Mine Health & Safety Academy in West Virginia is hosting a two-day educational seminar next month for a limited number of registrants.

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Inside The Frazier Quarry

January 1, 2023By and

Kevin Baker, CEO of The Frazier Quarry, shares details about the company based in Harrisonburg, Virginia, following a visit from Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik.

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Dodge: Recession avoidable in 2023

December 21, 2022By and

Despite signals that the U.S. is poised for a recession in 2023, Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says there is path to avoid a recession next year.

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Caterpillar’s autonomous solution will be deployed at Luck Stone’s Bull Run Plant in Chantilly, Virginia. Photo: Luck Stone

Luck Stone, Cat taking the lead on autonomy for aggregates

December 15, 2022By

Luck Stone and Caterpillar are teaming to bring autonomous hauling to aggregate operations. Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik details how this is an industry-changing development.

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Addressing workforce woes

December 14, 2022By and

As the industry searches for skilled workers, Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says there are things the companies can do to attract more employees.

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Holcim US reaches agreement to increase wind, solar energy

December 9, 2022By

The company entered into a virtual power purchase agreement with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to increase its renewable energy production.

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