Tag: state of the industry


Equipment manufacturers reflect on their 2023 performances

February 6, 2024By

Several suppliers who joined the magazine at the 2024 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference offered insights on the marketplace last year.

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FMI says passage of a one-time infrastructure stimulus package could catapult aggregate producers into a “super cycle” not seen in decades. Photo: MichaelUtech/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

State, federal funding driving North Carolina’s 2024 outlook

January 18, 2024By

Jasper Stem, executive director of the North Carolina Aggregates Association, noted a solid 2023 performance in North Carolina and shared his outlook for 2024.

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Drilling Deeper Episode 4: P&Q on the road; stories of the year

December 20, 2023By

On the final 2023 episode of Drilling Deeper, Kevin and Jack look back on their fourth-quarter travels and what’s ahead in the first quarter of 2024. Additionally, the two discuss the developments that emerged as their aggregate industry stories of the year for 2023.

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The current state of concrete, cement

December 13, 2023By and

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, says he was pleasantly surprised by the performance of ready-mixed concrete and cement in 2023.

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Insights from the 2023 Pit & Quarry Roundtable

January 26, 2023By

Aggregate producers and equipment suppliers reflect on what excites them about the state of the aggregate industry.

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After a successful 2022, industry stakeholders are optimistic that, given the right conditions, 2023 with be another bountiful year. Photo: P&Q Staff

Aggregate industry stakeholders hopeful for 2023

December 13, 2022By

Aggregate producers, equipment manufacturers, dealers and state association heads are mostly optimistic heading into the new year.

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Legislative, regulatory developments to expect in 2023

December 11, 2022By

Michael Johnson of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association explains what’s on the agenda come January when the next Congress gets underway.

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Kimball Equipment’s Kirk Rainbolt says deep equipment and parts inventories are critical in order to alleviate long lead times and fuel growth. Photo: Kimball Equipment

Why 2023 can be another good year for the industry

December 8, 2022By

Kimball Equipment’s Kirk Rainbolt reflects on where the aggregate industry is at this moment in time while providing an optimistic outlook for the year ahead.

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Some producers are turning to overland conveyors to minimize their hauling operations. Photo: P&Q Staff

Producers turning to tech as solution to labor shortage

December 6, 2022By

Kemper Equipment’s Greg Donecker offers an industry reflection for 2022 while outlining trends that emerged over the past 12 months.

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