Tag: An Inside Look

FMI Capital Advisors says the combination of normalized weather patterns and Infrastructure Investment & Job Act projects coming online should bode well for construction materials. Photo: P&Q Staff

Reflecting on the first half of 2024

June 13, 2024 By

Despite challenging early-year weather conditions for some aggregate producers, demand for construction materials remains strong.

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Sure, New York City traffic is horrible. But eliminating cars from New York City roads and expecting other U.S. cities to adopt the Big Apple's model is quite the stretch. Photo: Bim/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

What the end of cars would mean for the aggregate industry

July 23, 2020 By

A New York Times opinion columnist makes a case for eliminating cars from New York City’s roads. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explains why going this route is ultimately bad for the aggregate industry.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

MSHA’s evolution through the years

November 6, 2019 By

Check out insights from a fall 2019 panel discussion on the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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On being the editor of Pit & Quarry

October 14, 2019 By

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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Haydon Materials utilizes 772 Cat haulers to move material to the Deister feeder and C125 Metso jaw crusher at the new Airport Road Quarry in Bardstown, Kentucky. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

Buying equipment based on total cost of ownership

September 16, 2019 By

When aggregate producers purchased equipment in 2018, it was often to fill a dire need. With critical production holes now filled, producers are looking to manufacturers and dealers to prove long-term value before they make their next major capital expenditures.

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P&Q celebrates the Bluegrass State

August 13, 2019 By

Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik spent some time in Kentucky this year, and puts the spotlight on the Bluegrass State this month with special coverage of its impact on the aggregate industry.

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P&Q debuts the Dealer Issue

July 17, 2019 By

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik introduces P&Q’s inaugural Dealer Issue and explains why dealers are as critical today as ever to the aggregate industry.

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The 2019 induction ceremony is Feb. 11 in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Lee Beckmann

The path forward for the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame

June 24, 2019 By

The next Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in 2021 during AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik details what’s ahead for this seven-year-old event.

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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, 2019 By

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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