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AGC: Construction input costs up in June

July 18, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says rising construction materials prices are adding pressure to contractors.

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Gingrich on diesel’s future in America

July 13, 2022By and

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discussed the current energy environment at the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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Biden administration pushes for gas tax pause

June 27, 2022By

As gas prices continue to rise across the country, the Biden administration is asking Congress for a three-month pause to the 18 cents-per-gallon gas tax.

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AGC: Nonresidential construction input prices soar in April

May 13, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say nonresidential construction input prices jumped 21 percent in April compared to a year earlier.

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Senate confirms new MSHA head

April 12, 2022By

Chris Williamson, who was nominated to be assistant secretary at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) about four months ago, was finally confirmed for the post.

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AGC: Construction jobs up in two-thirds of metros

December 1, 2021By

From October 2020 to October 2021, the Associated General Contractors of America says two-thirds of metro areas have added construction jobs.

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Lile Quarry is currently opening up a new pit in southwest Missouri, marking a new chapter at the operation that falls under owner Jim Lile’s purview. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

Why talk of eliminating fossil fuels makes no sense

November 22, 2021By

As some policymakers make clear that the end of fossil fuels is their immediate end goal, the aggregate industry must be prepared to counter their interests. P&Q editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik explains.

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Infrastructure bill unnecessarily on life support

October 20, 2021By

U.S. infrastructure has decayed dramatically, and yet elected officials won’t do anything about it. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik sounds off on the state of affairs in Washington, arguing the time has long since passed to make a historic investment in infrastructure.

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AGC economist offers perspective on the infrastructure bill

September 19, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shares his expectations for the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act that’s already passed the Senate.

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