Editors’ Blog

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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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Aggregate producers are forecasting several more years of significant growth, but attracting talented people to the industry remains a real challenge. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Policies, investments continue to fuel optimism

March 13, 2019By

S-C Markets’ David Chereb provides his latest aggregate forecast.

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While technology tends to pull job prospects to other industries, many aggregate producers have tech opportunities available that can lead to long-lasting careers. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Utilizing smart tech

March 8, 2019By

P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explores the positive impact the latest tech can have on aggregate operations.

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Photo:From left, Vicki Kitchin, the executive director of the Build Indiana Council; John Harper, the 2019 National Asphalt Pavement Association chairman; John Grote the director of Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ 2019 construction equipment sector board; and Randy Lake, the 2019 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association chair discuss infrastructure legislation and workforce challenges at the 2019 AGG1 Academy and Expo in Indianapolis. Photo by Joe McCarthy

Industry leaders discuss infrastructure, workforce challenges

February 22, 2019By

NSSGA, NAPA and AEM leaders come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the related industries.

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Applied Industrial Technologies' Mark Kenyon addresses the crowd at an AGG1 Academy education session. Photo by Allison Barwacz

How investing more in equipment increases ROI, safety

February 22, 2019By

Safety awareness starts when an aggregate producer initially purchases a piece of equipment for a plant.

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The 2019 AGG1 and World of Asphalt trade show attracted 10,063 attendees to Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of World of Asphalt

How AGG1 2019 proved the doubters wrong

February 15, 2019By

Had some uncertainty about how AGG1 would fare in the Midwest in mid-February? The show wound up drawing a record number of attendees to Indianapolis, further projecting the strength of the aggregate industry in 2019.

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DroneView Technologies' CEO Michael Singer discusses the considerations for integrating a drone into an aggregate operation. Photo by Allison Barwacz

Considerations to make when integrating a drone into your operation

February 15, 2019By

Making the decision to purchase a drone requires a thorough plan encompassing a number of areas, from flying to data analysis to safety.

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