Tag: an inside look

Aggregate producers feel the pressure from the community as they pursue permits or business opportunities. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

Combating the digital mob on permitting, zoning

May 15, 2019By

P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explores the challenges aggregate producers face when it comes to engaging the public on these key industry issues.

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The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

The ongoing transformation of the aggregate industry

April 10, 2019By

P&Q’S Kevin Yanik details a busy first quarter and offers some perspective on the evolving aggregate industry.

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While technology tends to pull job prospects to other industries, many aggregate producers have tech opportunities available that can lead to long-lasting careers. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Utilizing smart tech

March 8, 2019By

P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explores the positive impact the latest tech can have on aggregate operations.

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New dynamics at play for aggregate producers

February 12, 2019By

An Indiana producer details some of the new hurdles that are popping up to slow the pace of construction in his market.

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The evolution of ROI

January 26, 2019By

A conversation with McLanahan’s George Sidney turns to the historical nature of how aggregate producers buy equipment – and what they value today when purchasing.

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Combating NIMBY groups

November 1, 2018By

A conversation with Memphis Stone & Gravel’s Alan Parks sheds light on the tremendous challenges aggregate producers face when it comes to permitting.

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2018 in a nutshell

October 8, 2018By

PQ’s Kevin Yanik explores the aggregate industry’s year-to-date progression through several lenses.

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The challenges of hiring loom larger

September 14, 2018By

The hiring process is becoming even more challenging – and aggravating – for aggregate producers.

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