Editors’ Blog

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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Vulcan Materials' Don Kraupa, left, with Sauls Seismic's Jeff Taylor. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Blasting tech takes center stage at demo day

November 11, 2019By

Technology Demonstration Day, co-sponsored by Sauls Seismic and Nomis Seismographs, brought about 50 producers and blasters together for education and a tour of an underground Vulcan Materials facility.

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Expect our economy to plow through obstacles

November 11, 2019By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb provides his latest aggregate forecast and a look at how the economy will overcome upcoming challenges.

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If 21st century technology can improve both jobsite safety and production, there’s no reason not to embrace change. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

When narratives are missing facts from MSHA investigations

November 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why keeping a level head during Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) investigations is critical.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

MSHA’s evolution through the years

November 6, 2019By

Check out insights from a fall 2019 panel discussion on the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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More aggregate producers now seek out certain equipment models at ConExpo-Con/Agg because they’ve done the research beforehand. Photo courtesy of ConExpo-Con/Agg

Who’s seeking what at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020?

November 4, 2019By

A Pit & Quarry survey offers some insights on the types of equipment aggregate producers will seek out at the March 2020 trade show.

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Martin Marietta offers an early view of 2020

October 31, 2019By

Martin Marietta expects the current construction cycle will continue for the foreseeable future and expand at a steady pace in 2020 for each of its three primary construction end-use markets.

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Source: S-C Market Analytics

Improved economic outlook provides optimism

October 18, 2019By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb provides his latest aggregate forecast and a look to a future that remains bright for the industry.

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