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Says Turner Staffing Group’s Thomas Haun: “We don’t just want to bring somebody into the company to put a butt in a seat. I think that’s a recipe for failure.” Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

Producers, manufacturers ramping up workforce development efforts

August 31, 2022By

Aggregate producers and equipment manufacturers discussed how they are recruiting and retaining high-quality employees in a challenging labor environment.

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Former House speaker explores the workforce challenge

July 6, 2022By and

During a Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference visit last month, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discussed the workforce and the variety of obstacles creating problems for employers in dire need of people.

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Says Turner Staffing Group’s Thomas Haun: “We don’t just want to bring somebody into the company to put a butt in a seat. I think that’s a recipe for failure.” Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

Why the industry must prioritize people again

July 1, 2022By

Thomas Haun of the newly formed Turner Staffing Group encourages every industry company to fully reexamine their approach to hiring and retention.

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Michele Stanley, vice president of government and regulatory affairs at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), took part in a Q&A at the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Breaking down the industry’s legislative, regulatory agenda

June 29, 2022By

Michele Stanley provided Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees with an overview of the issues the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is currently focused on.

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FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin delivered a construction materials market outlook June 8 at the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. The magazine hosted its annual event at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia. Photo: P&Q Staff

What to watch as the rest of 2022 unfolds

June 22, 2022By

FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin delivered a construction materials market outlook at this month’s Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Find out what he’ll be paying attention to.

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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

Momentum still on the industry’s side

April 25, 2022By and

Although inflation, rising interest rates and the supply chain present serious issues, plenty of runway remains for construction materials producers to grow.

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What’s the mood right now among construction materials producers?

March 1, 2022By and

FMI Capital Advisors’ Rob Mineo and George Reddin pay P&Q another visit, breaking down the residential construction market and offering analysis of highways and streets while discussing impacts like inflation and labor.

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Based on the capabilities verified in the field test, Honda believes the Honda AWV will be capable of providing a wide range of services to a variety of industries that need a rugged off-road autonomous solution, especially where workforce constraints and safety concerns make other solutions impractical. Photo: Honda

Honda may target off-road markets with autonomous vehicle

November 23, 2021By

Honda just completed a field test of an autonomous work vehicle prototype that could someday present possibilities in work environments like pits and quarries.

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‘Acquiring’ labor as a solution

November 17, 2021By and

Labor is a significant impediment to aggregate producer growth, but mergers and acquisitions present a solution to this age-old industry problem. FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin explains why.

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