Editors’ Blog

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P&Q celebrates the Bluegrass State

August 13, 2019By

Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik spent some time in Kentucky this year, and puts the spotlight on the Bluegrass State this month with special coverage of its impact on the aggregate industry.

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Pat Jacomet, the executive director of OAIMA, left, and Best. Photo courtesy of OAIMA.

OAIMA wins award for crushing, screening display

August 9, 2019By

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) was awarded the 2019 Best Technology Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

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The excavator attachment crushes mined clay down to 4-in. minus while simultaneously loading haul trucks. Photo courtesy of Allu

EP Minerals’ crushing and loading process consolidated

August 9, 2019By

The company is addressing efficiency challenges head on with an excavator attachment that enhances crushing and screening.

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Texas producers provide bikes to Fort Worth children

August 8, 2019By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association supplied nearly 100 new bicycles to children in the Fort Worth, Texas, area as part of the association’s Emerging Leaders Academy.

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John Deere's Registered Apprenticeship Program will be available to its Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry dealers. Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere launches apprenticeship program for dealers

July 22, 2019By

John Deere received approval for its Registered Apprenticeship Program, designed for its dealers in the agriculture and construction industries.

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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. Source: SC Market Analytics. Click to enlarge

New variables to consider when forecasting aggregate demand

July 18, 2019By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb provides his latest aggregate forecast as new dynamics challenge the U.S. economy’s growth.

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P&Q debuts the Dealer Issue

July 17, 2019By

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik introduces P&Q’s inaugural Dealer Issue and explains why dealers are as critical today as ever to the aggregate industry.

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Gibraltar Rock, Sahara Sand team on JFK Airport reconstruction

July 10, 2019By

The divisions of the Silvi Group Cos. are nearing the finish line on the delivery of 185,000 tons of sand and stone for runway No. 3 at the airport.

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