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Richard Ash presented key ratios 56 years ago that could be applied throughout surface blasting conditions to give comparisons between multiple types of operations. Photo:

The 4 most costly drilling mistakes you can make

April 9, 2021By

Improperly addressing certain mistakes will lead to increased drilling and blasting costs and performance decreases. Precision Blasting Services’ Anthony Konya explains why.

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Our cover this month features Hoover Materials, a producer operating in Tennessee. Photo: Superior Industries

P&Q’s April 2021 digital edition now available

April 7, 2021By

Dig into this month’s digital edition of the magazine, which features coverage of excavators and loaders, drilling and blasting, the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame and much more.

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Photo: Superior Industries

Hoover Materials scores natural sand source, turnkey plant

April 6, 2021By

After Hoover Materials unexpectedly stumbled upon an abundance of natural sand and gravel at a Tennessee quarry, it commissioned a Superior Industries turnkey plant to handle a variety of saleable products.

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Outlook projects growth for aggregate in 2021, 2022

April 5, 2021By

The economy is growing rapidly, and it will grow fast enough that labor shortages will show up in select industries – including construction, David Chereb writes.

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As complicated as the supply chain can be in some territories, it’s often the industry’s long-serving people who keep manufacturers, dealers and producers connected. Photo:

What’s causing disruptions in the supply chain?

April 2, 2021By

Equipment suppliers offer perspective on what’s causing delays that are essentially impacting manufacturers in every industry.

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MSHA is intensifying its approach to workplace health. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

A few legal considerations on MSHA’s COVID-19 guidance

April 1, 2021By and

Operators should familiarize themselves with current guidance and watch for Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) updates, write Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.

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P&Q Profile: Precision Blasting Services’ Anthony Konya

March 31, 2021By

Precision Blasting Services vice president Anthony Konya visits with P&Q to talk blasting trends, technology and more.

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Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame 2021

Burke, Stedman selected for Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame

March 30, 2021By

EJ Burke and Nathan P. Stedman are joining the ranks of the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame. Learn more about these two men who make up the Hall’s 2021 class.

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