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Tag: 2020 presidential election

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Duff: Having a functioning Congress is a big key

October 21, 2020By

With the presidential election drawing so much media attention, Duff Quarry’s Ross Duff issues a reminder about the importance of congressional races to the aggregate industry.

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Van Til: More deregulation, national stimulus program could emerge beyond November

October 19, 2020By

River Aggregates’ Rob Van Til forecasts developments that may come in 2021 and in the years that follow.

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Scepaniak: Looking for emphasis on roads, bridges in a candidate

October 15, 2020By

Congressional races are also key in this year’s election, writes Wm. D. Scepaniak’s John Scepaniak.

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Hubacz-Kiley weighs the pluses and minuses of Trump, Biden

October 13, 2020By

Bond Construction’s Karen Hubacz-Kiley offers some thoughts on the pros and cons of each presidential candidate as they pertain to the aggregate industry.

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FMI anticipates the next industry transactions that close will be driven first by buyer synergies. Photo: P&Q Staff

Uncertainty persists in the M&A world

October 8, 2020By and

FMI’s George Reddin and Scott Duncan offer three key developments to watch as the fourth quarter unfolds for mergers and acquisitions.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Expect MSHA to continue with its strong enforcement approach

October 7, 2020By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has been active on both the enforcement and rulemaking fronts under the Trump administration, setting a course that it’s likely to keep for the foreseeable future.

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The forecast for public works construction remains positive, especially when compared to other construction segments. Photo: iStock.com/Jens_Lambert_Photography

With election on horizon, is infrastructure a public priority?

October 6, 2020By

Infrastructure is a hot-button issue for aggregate producers, but does the American public take the nation’s crumbling infrastructure as seriously as stakeholders in the construction materials industry?

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Says Dan Johnson of The Concrete Co.: “If the current administration gets another term alongside a Republican Congress, I think we’d still get infrastructure spending because the president has made it a priority.” Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

As 2020 presidential election draws near, industry considers possible outcomes

April 15, 2020By

Industry leaders discussed effects the 2020 presidential election could have on the industry at Pit & Quarry’s Roundtable & Conference.

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