Tag: Editors’ Blog

Forecasting aggregate demand in the months, years ahead

April 6, 2020By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb offers his latest Aggregate Forecast, sharing the questions that factor into his decision-making while offering a rundown for residential, nonresidential and nonbuilding construction.

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P&Q associate publisher Dino Vitanza with his sons Santino, right, and Vincent. Click to enlarge | Photo: P&Q Staff

The Pit & Quarry team works from home

April 3, 2020By

With work shifted away from the office due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Pit & Quarry team members share their experiences working from home and photos of their new workspaces.

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Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

Yanik: Plenty of reasons to give thanks these days

March 30, 2020By

Taking the temperature of the world around us provides a reminder of just how fortunate we are to work in and around the aggregate industry.

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Photo: Clint Allen, CRH

Allen: Exemptions, spring provide reason for optimism

March 25, 2020By

Clint Allen of CRH Americas Materials provides a guest commentary on the current state of the industry and how to best get through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Yanik: The industry adjusts to the new normal

March 24, 2020By

While rock is still being crushed across the nation, P&Q Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik writes how aggregate producers are taking new measures to keep employees safe while assessing the road ahead for their businesses.

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Photo: Allison Barwacz

Yanik: The spectacle that is ConExpo-Con/Agg returns

March 1, 2020By

Having recently returned from Las Vegas for World of Concrete, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik prepares for a return to Sin City with the upcoming ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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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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Texas science teachers enjoy a tour of the Austin Core Research Center at the Bureau of Economic Geology during a TMRA Teacher Workshop. The award-winning educational workshops are offered each summer covering lignite, uranium and industrial minerals mining. Photo courtesy of TACA

How TACA aims to enhance public education of the industry

December 11, 2019By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) partnered with the Texas Mining and Reclamation on a program for teachers.

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