Editors’ Blog

California’s Proposition 6 result a win for aggregate producers

November 12, 2018By

The construction materials industry in California got a major victory with the defeat of a bill that would have repealed a 2017 transportation law’s taxes and fees designated for road repairs and public transportation.

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What the Election Day results probably mean for the aggregate industry

November 12, 2018By

Now that the House is in the hands of Democrats and the Senate is in Republican control, can our Congress come to terms on major legislative issues like infrastructure?

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Martin Marietta’s preliminary view of 2019

November 9, 2018By

The company anticipates mid-single-digit growth in both aggregate pricing and shipments next year.

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A new, refreshing path forward for the aggregate industry

November 7, 2018By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb offers his latest aggregate forecast.

David Garofalo addresses the 2018 International Mining & Resources Conference.

Ditching diesel for electric

November 3, 2018By

A gold mining company’s transformation from diesel-powered mobile equipment to electric provides a glimpse of tech that may come to the aggregate industry.

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The in-market quarry

November 1, 2018By

A conversation with Memphis Stone & Gravel’s Alan Parks sheds light on the tremendous challenges aggregate producers face when it comes to permitting.

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Determining who will run your future mine

October 31, 2018By

As the use of autonomous vehicles and other advanced technologies increases, the profile of the future mining workforce could change by up to 80 percent by 2024.

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NSSGA breaks down the latest Trump regulatory agenda

October 29, 2018By

The agenda offers encouraging signs for the aggregate industry, according to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).