Tag: Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference

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Solving the industry’s people problem

July 30, 2019By

2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees discussed the many labor challenges they’re encountering these days, as well as solutions to solidify the industry’s workforce.

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The workforce challenge that isn’t going away

June 24, 2019By

While producers and manufacturers struggle to find quality people and keep them on board, progressive companies are getting creative to build their future workforce.

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Some aggregate industry leaders see a potential end to the journey of securing adequate infrastructure funding. Photo iStock.com/undefined

Coming together on our crumbling infrastructure

May 24, 2019By

The long road to secure adequate funding for our nation’s roads and bridges stretches on, but some industry leaders see a potential end in sight.

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Neighborhood quarries are everywhere, providing for communities that may not fully understand the value of having an aggregate site in their backyard. Photo courtesy of Lehigh Hanson.

Is the local quarry endangered?

May 22, 2019By

Find out how forward-thinking producers are overcoming the digital mob to keep neighborhood sites alive.

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USGS again ranked Cemex’s Balcones Quarry as the top crushed stone-producing operation in the nation. Photo by Kevin Yanik

How producers, manufacturers prioritize employee safety

May 13, 2019By

Safety is the focus in protecting manufacturers’ employees and for the producers who incorporate new tech into their operations.

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A number of aggregate producers are looking to upgrade their plants these days with brand-new equipment. Photo: iStock.com/isabela66

Equipment supply-and-demand conundrums

April 25, 2019By

Manufacturers are getting creative to meet the needs of producers who are increasingly pressed for heavy machinery, processing equipment and parts.

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Those who attend the Roundtable are divided into two rooms that have concurrent discussions on the same industry topics. Photo courtesy of PamElla Lee Photography

Great expectations for the year to come

April 24, 2019By

Many of the producers and manufacturers at this year’s Roundtable experienced record years in 2018, and hopes are high that 2019 can bring more of the same.

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Bill Doran says there is a different atmosphere around MSHA now that Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo is leading the agency centered on mine safety and health. Photo courtesy of PamElla Lee Photography.

Dissecting MSHA’s 2019 agenda

April 22, 2019By

The tone coming out of the Mine Safety & Health Administration shifted under the current administration, but frontline changes are slow to surface.

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