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The 2021 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference took place at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Pit & Quarry hosts Roundtable in Asheville

June 8, 2021By

The Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference took place last week in Asheville, North Carolina, serving a reminder to attendees about the value in-person experiences provide.

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U.S. Concrete’s Red River Plant in Thackerville, Okla., produces about 600,000 tons of concrete sand per year. Photo: P&Q Staff

Vulcan Materials to acquire U.S. Concrete

June 7, 2021By

This particular Vulcan deal, coming on the heels of Martin Marietta’s acquisition of Lehigh Hanson’s West Region business, is estimated at nearly $1.3 billion.

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Frac sand producers are taking advantage of this lull in the market to prepare for the next boom. Photo:

Sand and gravel production up in first quarter 2021

June 7, 2021By

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that construction sand and gravel production was up 6 percent. Crushed stone production, meanwhile, was down slightly.

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Supply chain bottlenecks, materials prices still causing issues

June 7, 2021By

Construction employment slipped by 20,000 in May as supply chain problems and record materials cost increases continue to plague nonresidential contractors.

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Sponsored: How migration shifts are affecting aggregate demand

June 1, 2021By and

P&Q contributor David Chereb discusses what’s currently driving the U.S. population to shift. Ultimately, he says, shifts can have an impact on demand for construction materials.

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Mobile crushers offer short planning and installation time, reduced in-pit transport costs and added on-site flexibility, according to Wirtgen Group’s Evan Haddix. Photo: kozmoat98/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Chereb: Growth ahead for economy, aggregate industry

June 1, 2021By

Aggregate pricing strength will return by mid-2021 in most areas and do even better in 2022, forecasts P&Q contributor David Chereb.

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Sponsored: What the ‘end of masks’ means for the nation and the industry

May 28, 2021By and

The nation’s return to normal is ramping up with new COVID guidance on masks. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik and magazine contributor David Chereb discuss what the development means for the aggregate industry.

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ROCKS Act included in surface transportation reauthorization bill

May 26, 2021By

The ROCKS Act would establish a working group to study the use of aggregates and recommend practices and policies to ensure continued access to them.

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