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P&Q Profile: The Frazier Quarry’s Kevin Baker

June 21, 2022By

P&Q recently paid The Frazier Quarry’s Kevin Baker a visit, during which he discussed his start in aggregates and the growing family-owned company.

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What’s ahead as construction season nears

March 30, 2022By and

Despite inflation, labor shortages and other issues, construction activity should still be pretty healthy in 2022. Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, explains.

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The 2022 Georgia Construction Aggregate Association Management Workshop & Expo took place Feb. 23-24 in Atlanta. Photo: P&Q Staff

Workforce a central theme of GCAA workshop

March 22, 2022By

The changing workforce took center stage at the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association’s (GCAA) annual Management Workshop & Expo last month. Find out what you missed.

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ABC: Construction Backlog Indicator unchanged in February

March 15, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator remained unchanged at eight months in February, according to an ABC member survey.

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Getting workers back into a pit or quarry in 2022 is sadly easier said than done. Photo: isabela66/iStock / Getty Images Plus/GettY Images

How tweaking your hiring approach can attract, retain workers

March 9, 2022By

Although producers are finding people in short supply, an adjustment in hiring approach may yield the employees they need to run most effectively.

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AGC: Construction employment down in January 2022

February 7, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says this dip comes amid a record rise in wages, falling unemployment and labor shortages.

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Factors that might make or break 2022

January 26, 2022By and

Martin Stone Quarries owner Rod Martin, who serves on the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association’s Executive Committee, shared some of the topics industry leaders are currently focused on across the Keystone State.

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How 2021 construction starts ultimately fared

January 19, 2022By

Dodge Construction Network crunched the numbers for full-year 2021, finding that residential and nonresidential moved higher while nonbuilding was flat.

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