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After attracting more than 10,000 attendees to AGG1 2022, Jen Dugas of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association says AGG1 2024 registration is trending above the previous show’s attendance. Photo: NSSGA

What producers can expect at AGG1 2024

February 14, 2024By

AGG1 2024 will take place next month in Nashville, Tennessee. Find out what is in store for this year’s trade show and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention.

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Remote machine monitoring will likely become the standard, and data and telematics will continue to modify practices for increased uptime. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

The dawn of a new era for the aggregate industry

February 13, 2024By

A number of aggregate producers are exploring the possibilities of autonomy, artificial intelligence and electric power for industry applications.

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Breakers can be mounted to a mobile carrier like an excavator, as well as to stationary boom systems attached to crushing equipment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Detailing MSHA’s recent mobile equipment rule

February 12, 2024By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) finalized its ruling on surface mobile equipment safety in December. Find out the key elements the rule covers.

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The EZA Recycling Solutions model of recycling conveyor belts involves utilizing third-party trucking to haul rolls out of aggregate operations. Photo: EZA Recycling Solutions

How producers are giving scrap belts a second life

February 9, 2024By

US Aggregates and Michels Road & Stone leaders detail their experiences recycling retired conveyor belting.

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What’s new in frac sand processing

February 7, 2024By

Check out the latest frac sand processing equipment from Superior Industries and Weir Minerals.

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Fragmentation monitoring systems can offer insight on fragmentation in loader buckets, on conveyor belts and in other key places in the mine process. Photo: P&Q Staff

Arizona producers optimistic despite federal, state regulations

February 5, 2024By

Steve Trussell of the Arizona Rock Products Association shares why he’s optimistic about the industry for his state in 2024.

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Dodge Construction Network forecasts 6 percent total growth in highway and bridge construction starts for 2022, with bridges accounting for $1.1 billion in growth. Photo: Joesboy/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Continued funding, support leading Michigan’s 2024 outlook

February 2, 2024By

Doug Needham, executive director of the Michigan Aggregates Association, shares his thoughts on how 2023 was for Michigan aggregates and what his outlook is for 2024. 

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What’s trending in pumps

January 30, 2024By

Ken Albaugh, director of sales and services at Xylem, discusses concepts such as water management, sustainability and digitalization as it relates to pumps.

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Lile Quarry is currently opening up a new pit in southwest Missouri, marking a new chapter at the operation that falls under owner Jim Lile’s purview. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

Infrastructure spending prompts optimism among Missouri producers

January 29, 2024By

Dan Kleinsorge, executive director of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, shares his expectations for the industry in Missouri this year.

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