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P&Q Profile: Screen Machine’s Billy Stump II

September 26, 2022By

Billy Stump II, director of national sales at Screen Machine Industries, paid P&Q a visit to share his latest aggregate industry observations.

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Mobile crushers offer short planning and installation time, reduced in-pit transport costs and added on-site flexibility, according to Wirtgen Group’s Evan Haddix. Photo: kozmoat98/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Exploring applicant-tracking systems, cross-training and more

August 24, 2022By

In his latest column, Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik discusses systems that track job applications across companies and the idea of cross-training employees.

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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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