Editors’ Blog

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OAIMA project to celebrate freedom

May 16, 2019By

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association’s (OAIMA) Freedom Plaza will be dedicated to honor America and those who served it.

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Aggregate producers feel the pressure from the community as they pursue permits or business opportunities. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

Combating the digital mob on permitting, zoning

May 15, 2019By

P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explores the challenges aggregate producers face when it comes to engaging the public on these key industry issues.

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Producers: Take P&Q’s survey on equipment dealers

April 29, 2019By

Pit & Quarry is producing a report on dealers for its July issue, and our editors want producer input. You may even win a gift card for taking our survey.

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‘WeRTexas’ campaign highlights need for building materials

April 22, 2019By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) launched its WeRTexas campaign to build awareness of the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries.

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The forthcoming EC300E Hybrid excavator’s boom-down motion charges energy-storing accumulators that are used to power the hydraulic pump. Photo courtesy of Volvo CE

Volvo targeting greater fuel efficiency by field testing excavator

April 10, 2019By

The company is field testing a hybrid excavator whose boom-down motion charges energy-storing accumulators that are used to power the hydraulic pump.

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The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

The ongoing transformation of the aggregate industry

April 10, 2019By

P&Q’S Kevin Yanik details a busy first quarter and offers some perspective on the evolving aggregate industry.

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Healthy aggregate activity to carry on in coming months

April 9, 2019By

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

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According to Volvo CE, 5G will make remote control simpler and safer, and also offer a solution for handling massive amounts of data with guaranteed connection. Photo courtesy of Volvo CE

Volvo CE to test 5G-enabled remote-controlled wheel loaders

March 20, 2019By

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Telia and Ericsson launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna.

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