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Missouri producers optimistic despite labor shortages

By |  December 6, 2021
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Dan Kleinsorge, executive director of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, shares his thoughts on what the aggregate industry might look like in 2022 within his state.

Describe the current state of the industry within your state in a word or two.

Very strong.

Describe your outlook for the aggregate industry in 2022.

Somewhat optimistic.

What factors are driving your outlook for 2022?

Demand seems high across the state, but operators are struggling to fill open positions just like in every other industry.

What are the greatest opportunities available to aggregate producers within your state in 2022?

The need for more housing and increased infrastructure funding will create opportunities for the aggregate industry. If the federal government manages to increase infrastructure investment, then demand will go even higher.

What are the greatest challenges aggregate producers will face within your state in 2022?

The same labor shortage that is challenging employers nationwide is also challenging aggregate producers. There is simply a shortage of all skill levels in every industry, and our industry is no exception.

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Jack Kopanski

About the Author:

Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor for Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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