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Tag: 2020

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Dodge Data: Construction starts end 2020 on sour note

January 19, 2021By

Broad-based weakness pulled construction starts lower in December, Dodge Data & Analytics reports.

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Great Lakes limestone trade down 14 percent in 2020

January 14, 2021By

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes decreased 26.6 million tons in 2020, compared to the prior year, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

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MSHA: 29 miners died in 2020

January 13, 2021By

2020 marked the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports.

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Dodge Momentum Index ends 2020 on high note

January 8, 2021By

The Dodge Momentum Index was up more than 9 percent in December. For 2020, it lost nearly 5 percent.

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Riprap and boulders represent about 15 percent of Albert Frei & Sons’ revenue, yet only 2 percent of its volume, President Albert Frei Jr. says. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Latest aggregate forecast says good riddance to 2020

January 4, 2021By

While vaccines mean normalcy is nearing, aggregate forecaster David Chereb says other factors are still at play when it comes to aggregate demand.

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Show traffic was steady outside the Las Vegas Convention Center on the opening day of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020. Photo: P&Q Staff

2020 in a nutshell for Pit & Quarry readers

December 31, 2020By

P&Q editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik looks back on 2020, selecting six developments the magazine covered that stand out about the aggregate industry’s year that was.

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Motion Industries’ Breaux named CEO of the Year

December 16, 2020By

Randy Breaux, president of Motion Industries, earned a top 2020 honor from the Birmingham Business Journal during a virtual event.

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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

How Oklahoma’s aggregate producers are faring these days

December 15, 2020By

Devery Youngblood, executive director of the Oklahoma Aggregates Association, discusses the state of the aggregate industry in the Sooner State – and more – with P&Q.

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