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Tag: aggregate industry

Note: There is a small difference between our estimates of consumption and the USGS because of our own estimates in states where USGS does not report values due to competitive concerns. Click to enlarge. Source: S-C Market Analytics

Aggregate industry outlook improving nicely for months to come

February 18, 2020By

With the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and gains in China trade negotiations, the outlook for the industry is somewhat stronger.

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Demand for crushed stone, sand and gravel remains steady. Photo courtesy of Jamie Harthoorn

Aggregate producers expect more growth to come

December 12, 2019By

Despite downshifting their outlook from a year ago, producers remain optimistic about aggregate sales, pricing and other key factors.

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Looking back on the aggregate industry in 2019

December 5, 2019By

A reflection on the year’s highs and lows produces a snapshot of how aggregate producers are performing as the next decade approaches.

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On being the editor of Pit & Quarry

October 14, 2019By

Kevin Yanik shares a vital lesson he learned from his time on the magazine, one he was reminded of during a 2019 visit to Missouri’s Lile Quarry.

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Leverage your company's social media accounts to attract and find new hires. (Photo: iStock.com/anyaberkut)

Part 1: Why you should use social media to grow your workforce

August 20, 2019By

Social media is not only an opportunity to find a new hire but also a way to sell yourself to the best potential candidates.

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Dealers who offer quality, steady service are more capable of adding to their equipment and parts sales and, in turn, maximizing their own profit margins. Photo courtesy of Telsmith.

How dealers are shifting their approach to customer service

July 25, 2019By

Procuring enough people with technical skills to service equipment is problematic for producers, but dealers are stepping in to provide service where shortcomings exist.

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As complicated as the supply chain can be in some territories, it’s often the industry’s long-serving people who keep manufacturers, dealers and producers connected. Photo: iStock.com/D3Damon

How dealers fit into an increasingly complex supply chain

July 23, 2019By

While the consolidation of equipment manufacturers creates new synergies, it has arguably given rise to a more complicated supply chain in an industry yearning for simplicity.

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Hammett Gravel Co. is located in central Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Hammett Gravel Co.

P&Q Profile: Hammett Gravel Co.’s Tripp Hammett

May 28, 2019By

A conversation with Tripp Hammett, the president and co-owner of central Mississippi-based Hammett Gravel Co.

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