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Tag: Clay Albright

Several factors have cause drastic delays in the supply chain, in turn causing those throughout the aggregates industry to revisit their buying habits. Photo: wolv/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Supply chain issues causing waiting game for producers, dealers

October 4, 2021By

Continued supply chain issues – longer lead times, labor shortages and price increases – are forcing companies to reevaluate how they buy and sell.

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Says Twin State Sand & Gravel's Seth Ames: "2020 has been a pretty good year considering everything that is going on in the world.” Photo: P&Q Staff

Assessing the aggregate industry as 2020 nears its end

December 3, 2020By

Producers persevered through a pandemic and a recession this year, and many maintain glass-half-full attitudes about 2021.

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Discussing the reality of where products originate

September 24, 2020By

Seemingly everything has a connection to China in one form or another. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik illustrates the point while introducing the magazine’s October cover story.

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While aggregate production may be a bit down this year, top producers remain profitable by keeping a watchful eye on their spending. Photo: P&Q Staff

When equipment purchasing might pick up

September 1, 2020By

Big spending on equipment skidded to a halt earlier this year, but signs are emerging that capex may pick up steam sooner than later.

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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

How the coronavirus is changing the way aggregate producers do business

March 30, 2020By

Producers weigh in on how the pandemic is forcing them to rethink simple business practices.

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Caldwell Stone’s tailgate upgrade improving productivity

February 19, 2020By

To achieve full utilization without risking public safety, Caldwell Stone management turned to Philippi-Hagenbuch, a longtime partner.

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Participants in the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association’s Emerging Leaders program have visited industry sites around the Bluegrass State, including this Nugent Sand Co. operation on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Kentucky Crushed Stone Association.

Kentucky program preparing the industry’s next leaders

August 13, 2019By

A Kentucky Crushed Stone Association program provides a platform for up-and-coming producers around the Bluegrass State to sharpen their skills and connect with other emerging professionals.

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Short-distance hauling solution

February 18, 2019By

Caldwell Stone turns to tailgates as a long-term fix in Danville, Kentucky.

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U.S. Concrete and its subsidiary, Polaris Materials obtained the permits necessary to increase the volume of aggregate imports at its terminal in Long Beach, California. Polaris can now deliver up to 2 million tons of aggregate each year, effectively doubling its throughput capacity. Photo courtesy of U.S. Concrete

Quarry Faces: December 2018

December 26, 2018By

Snapshots from around the aggregate industry.

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