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Sponsored: Looking ahead to MSHA’s next assistant secretary

January 20, 2021By and

The change in administration means the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will eventually have a new assistant secretary. When can the industry expect a new MSHA chief to be in place, and what sort of leadership is anticipated?

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What to watch in the weeks to come

January 20, 2021By

P&Q will be keeping an eye on a couple of key developments early in 2021, including the aggregate industry’s recovery and the prospects of an infrastructure bill.

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USGS again ranked Cemex’s Balcones Quarry as the top crushed stone-producing operation in the nation. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Cemex puts spotlight on safety with dedicated week

January 14, 2021By

Cemex USA hosted Safety Week earlier this month to recommit employees to safety and health for the new year ahead.

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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

AEM leaders optimistic about a 2021 infrastructure bill

January 14, 2021By

Leaders at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) addressed infrastructure as a 2021 legislative priority during a virtual press briefing Thursday.

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Photo: Ogletree Deakins' Bill Doran pays P&Q a visit. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sponsored: MSHA’s shifting approach to COVID-19

January 13, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran expects a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard to emerge from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) soon after Joe Biden takes up the presidency. What might the standard consist of? Doran offers perspective.

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AGC, Sage Construction release 2021 outlook

January 8, 2021By

Contractors expect 13 of 16 market segments to shrink this year, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction & Real Estate.

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Sponsored: The two factors that are fueling single-family construction

January 6, 2021By and

Residential construction was a bright spot for construction in 2020, and Dodge Data & Analytics sees additional good growth in single-family housing.

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Show traffic was steady outside the Las Vegas Convention Center on the opening day of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020. Photo: P&Q Staff

2020 in a nutshell for Pit & Quarry readers

December 31, 2020By

P&Q editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik looks back on 2020, selecting six developments the magazine covered that stand out about the aggregate industry’s year that was.

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