Pit & Quarry University

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P&Q University Lesson 5- Loading, Excavating & Dredging

March 4, 2019By

Lesson 5 of Pit & Quarry University describes equipment and safety practices when loading, excavating and dredging.

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Are you prepared to launch your own aggregate operation?

November 3, 2017By

You must take a number of steps in order to start your own aggregate operation. Find out if you have what it takes to launch your own successful operation.

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How well do you really know the aggregate industry?

October 26, 2017By

Take this quiz to see how much you learned from lesson 1 of Pit & Quarry University.

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P&Q University Lesson 1- Industry Overview

May 25, 2016By

America’s crushed stone, sand and gravel producers – the construction aggregate industry – provide materials so essential to […]

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Introduction to ‘Aggregates 101’

January 8, 2016By

The Pit & Quarry Operations Handbook is designed to provide an overview of the aggregates mining process and […]

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P&Q University Lesson 14- Business

December 21, 2015By

Whether the crushed-stone or sand-and-gravel operation is a start-up or a going venture, the business side plays a […]

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P&Q University Lesson 13- Safety & the Environment

November 7, 2015By

Building an Environmental Management System (EMS) might sound like an overwhelming task for a smaller organization, but it […]

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P&Q University Lesson 12- Maintenance & Optimization

October 18, 2015By

Equipment maintenance is an important consideration at any aggregate operation. Properly maintaining equipment prevents costly downtime, and new […]

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