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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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Says Trimble's Karl Lemke: "Adding a skill may cost you $10,000 for a loader, but you just spent $250,000 for that loader. So, $10,000 to make that loader more efficient – what does that cost you? Photo: Trimble

Five minutes with Trimble’s Karl Lemke

October 29, 2021By

Trimble’s Karl Lemke discusses supply shortages, the state of the aggregate industry and how producers are approaching technology solutions in a P&Q-exclusive visit.

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Economist discusses the dynamics disrupting the labor force

October 21, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson paid P&Q an exclusive visit to elaborate on key findings of a survey asking contractors about the challenges associated with hiring right now.

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How employers are attracting workers in this market

September 7, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, shares findings from a workforce survey and what contractors are doing to find hiring solutions.

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Contractor survey presents insights on supply chain, labor

September 3, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, paid P&Q’s Kevin Yanik a visit to discuss key findings from a 2021 workforce survey.

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