Editors’ Blog

LafargeHolcim’s Becky Kazmierski, left, presents a plaque to Donald Mikulic during the IAAP Annual Convention. Kazmierski serves IAAP as chairperson of its Public Information & Education Committee. Photo: IAAP

Illinois geologist recognized for industry contributions

March 25, 2020By

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers recognized Donald Mikulic’s contributions to the aggregate industry during its annual convention.

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Hanson Aggregates - Penns Park Quarry Conveyor, Newtown, Pennsylvania. Photo: Zach Mentz

Proactive lobby key to deeming Pennsylvania producers as ‘life-sustaining’

March 24, 2020By

When Pennsylvania’s governor initially classified the mining industry as “non-life-sustaining,” organizations like the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association moved quickly to keep operations open.

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Yanik: The industry adjusts to the new normal

March 24, 2020By

While rock is still being crushed across the nation, P&Q Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik writes how aggregate producers are taking new measures to keep employees safe while assessing the road ahead for their businesses.

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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

ConExpo-Con/Agg, coronavirus and the strangest of circumstances

March 20, 2020By

With high drama leading up to the show, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 was largely a success despite health concerns keeping top aggregate producers away.

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Trade deals boost the outlook for the industry

March 3, 2020By

Benefits from new trade agreements with China, Canada and Mexico will begin to show positive results by this summer and keep jobs growing at a solid pace.

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Photo: Allison Barwacz

Yanik: The spectacle that is ConExpo-Con/Agg returns

March 1, 2020By

Having recently returned from Las Vegas for World of Concrete, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik prepares for a return to Sin City with the upcoming ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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Photo: Kevin Yanik

Working group pursuing ISO standard for machine data exchange

February 18, 2020By

The purpose of the standard is to provide information enabling different providers of machine grade-control systems to efficiently interoperate on the same worksite.

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Note: There is a small difference between our estimates of consumption and the USGS because of our own estimates in states where USGS does not report values due to competitive concerns. Click to enlarge. Source: S-C Market Analytics

Aggregate industry outlook improving nicely for months to come

February 18, 2020By

With the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and gains in China trade negotiations, the outlook for the industry is somewhat stronger.

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