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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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Live from the 2019 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo

February 12, 2019By

Check out industry news, exhibitor listings, Indianapolis tourism information and more from AGG1 and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention.

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The 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame class. Pictured left to right: Tommy Fisher, who accepted on behalf of his father, Fisher Industries' Gene Fisher; Polydeck's Manfred Freissle; McLanahan Corp.'s George Sidney; and Niklas Haver, who accepted on behalf of W.S. Tyler/Haver & Boecker's Washington Samuel Tyler. Photo by Allison Barwacz

Fisher, Freissle, Sidney, Tyler inducted into P&Q Hall of Fame

February 12, 2019By

Gene Fisher, Manfred Freissle, George Sidney and Washington Samuel Tyler were inducted into the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Feb. 11.

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Pit & Quarry Managing Editor Zach Mentz, left, with Paul Manning of Omya at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas. The visit to Balcones Quarry was part of Quarry Academy, co-hosted in late 2018 by Dyno Nobel and Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology. Manning is a geologist for Sylacauga, Alabama-based Omya.

Quarry Faces: January 2019

February 4, 2019By

Snapshots from around the aggregate industry.

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World of Concrete 2019 attracted tens of thousands of industry pros to Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Informa

World of Concrete’s showing a positive sign for industry

February 1, 2019By

The show was the largest it’s been in more than a decade, drawing more than 60,000 registered pros to Las Vegas.

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Outlooks and expectations for the aggregate industry in 2019 vary from state to state. Environmental regulations and federal infrastructure funding remain two factors that should greatly affect the aggregate industry in 2019. Photo: iStock.com/stockdevil

The state of the industry: A state-by-state report

February 1, 2019By

The heads of nine industry state associations weigh in on infrastructure funding, the Mine Safety & Health Administration and other issues affecting their state.

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An illustration exhibits vibration in three directions: vertical (z), side to side (y) and back to chest (x). Photo courtesy of NIOSH.

Preventing exposure to whole-body vibration

January 30, 2019By

How vibration from heavy machinery affects operator health, and what you can do to minimize the intensity and frequency of these common events.

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Specific requirements, precautions and hazards associated with impact crusher equipment operation and the general work area must be communicated to, and understood by, everyone involved in the operation. Photo: Stedman

The 5 hazardous co-workers around crushers

January 29, 2019By

Working alongside impact crushers and other key quarry equipment is dangerous when the wrong attitude is brought to the task.

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