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Tag: Road to Recovery

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What types of construction jobs are experiencing setbacks?

September 12, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, offers a look at which construction jobs are being canceled and delayed the most these days.

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With a new administration in power and new regulations coming, Pat Jacomet of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association argues that it’s essential that educational field services be permitted to work alongside producers. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

The aggregate industry braces for regulatory change (Part 2)

September 11, 2021By

P&Q’s 2021 Roundtable presented a forum to discuss the greatest shifts – or lack thereof – in the Mine Safety & Health Administration since the onset of the Biden administration.

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Report: Construction materials prices continue on upward trajectory

September 10, 2021By

Officials at the Associated General Contractors of America urge Congress and the Biden administration to take the necessary steps to repair the supply chain.

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Says Jonathan Hart of Washington Rock Quarries: “I think we can all generally agree with whatever rules MSHA comes up with, and we can support them. It’s just that one day it’s one way, and the next day it’s different.” Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

The aggregate industry braces for regulatory change (Part 1)

September 10, 2021By

P&Q’s 2021 Roundtable presented a forum to discuss the greatest shifts – or lack thereof – in the Mine Safety & Health Administration since the onset of the Biden administration.

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Dodge Momentum Index down again in August 2021

September 9, 2021By

Dodge Data & Analytics says the index is down 3 percent from July, the third straight month of losses.

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The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

USGS: Aggregate production up in second quarter 2021

September 7, 2021By

Crushed stone production was up 4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 while sand and gravel production spiked 11 percent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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AGC: Nonresidential weighing down construction job gains

September 7, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says construction shed 3,000 jobs last month, with the only categorical gains limited to homebuilding.

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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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