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The handshake makes a triumphant return

June 24, 2021By

Due to the pandemic, there were too many moments over the last year where two people weren’t reading from the same greeting handbook. But P&Q’s Kevin Yanik says the handshake is officially back.

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Manufacturers reflect on 2020

June 22, 2021By and

Equipment manufacturers looked back on 2020 at this year’s Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference, noting that a year filled with uncertainty turned out better than most anticipated.

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Producers excluded from COVID-19 emergency temporary standard

June 18, 2021By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association commended the Department of Labor on its exclusion of the aggregate industry in a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard.

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World of Concrete officially in the books

June 17, 2021By

Last week’s World of Concrete brought tens of thousands of attendees to Las Vegas and featured the opening of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new West Hall.

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Much of the strength in the market can be attributed to improvements in single-family residential spending, up more than 20 percent over the last three years. Photo: iStock.com/halbergman

Dodge: Total construction falls in May 2021 as housing stumbles

June 16, 2021By

Single-family construction is feeling the brunt of higher material prices, Dodge Data & Analytics reports.

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Where Washington stands on an infrastructure bill

June 16, 2021By

Momentum on a bipartisan infrastructure bill came to a halt last week, and new negotiations are already underway in Washington. But doubts are starting to surface about whether an impactful bill can ultimately be produced for the industry.

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PCA forecasts cement consumption by region

June 15, 2021By

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released cement consumption projections for the Northeast, Central, West and Southeast regions.

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Sponsored: Hiring, inflation among top industry concerns

June 15, 2021By and

The 2021 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference provided a forum for aggregate producers and equipment manufacturers to share their industry-related concerns. VCNA Prairie Material’s Warren Hawkridge, CDE’s Laurenz Peschke and Douglas Manufacturing’s Paul Ross offered their perspective.

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