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Some producers are turning to overland conveyors to minimize their hauling operations. Photo: P&Q Staff

Producers turning to tech as solution to labor shortage

December 6, 2022By

Kemper Equipment’s Greg Donecker offers an industry reflection for 2022 while outlining trends that emerged over the past 12 months.

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Scepaniak: Expect a return to normalcy in 2023

December 5, 2022By

Wm. D. Scepaniak’s John Scepaniak reflects on the year that was in the aggregate industry while sharing his expectations for 2023.

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The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, will host the 2023 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Pit & Quarry Roundtable now a month away

December 4, 2022By

The annual Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference makes its return next month to South Florida. Find out how you can be there.

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Companies can prepare for a tougher economic environment in 2023 by tracking cash flow closely, investing selectively and hiring prudently. Photo: AUDINDesign/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Clouds gathering, turbulence growing for 2023

December 2, 2022By

Less robust activity in housing, retail and manufacturing will put downward pressure on growth and contribute to a deceleration in profits.

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An effective rollout of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act funds will have an effect on construction materials demand in 2023 and beyond. Photo: P&Q Staff

How construction materials producers are coping with uncertainty

November 30, 2022By

Industry insiders discuss the trends and dynamics taking hold of the market right now.

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In its latest quarterly report on aggregates, the U.S. Geological Survey says aggregate production was up 3 percent in the third quarter. Photo: P&Q Staff

Assessing the aggregate industry as 2022 nears finish line

November 29, 2022By

Aggregate producers were once again resilient in 2022, but their ability to adapt has been on full display this year.

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P&Q ramping up ConExpo-Con/Agg coverage

November 25, 2022By

Although ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 is still a few months out, the magazine’s advanced coverage of the show is already taking off.

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Cemex's Balcones Quarry received a gold Community Relations Excellence Award from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, and also received the Stars of Excellence award. Photo: P&Q Staff

Pricing gains propel public producers in third quarter

November 24, 2022By

Several of the nation’s largest public aggregate producers reported positive results in the third quarter of 2022 due, in part, to increased pricing.

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Photo by Kevin Yanik

Contesting citations from MSHA when all else fails

November 23, 2022By and

In spite of all best efforts toward an early resolution, MSHA may refuse to make changes to citations. When this happens, Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez say it’s time to go to court.

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