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Tag: state of the industry

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Georgia hopes positive 2021 can parlay into strong 2022

December 15, 2021By

Jeff Wansley, executive director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, shared with P&Q his expectations for the aggregate industry in the new 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

Infrastructure funding driving Oklahoma’s 2022 outlook

December 8, 2021By

Devery Youngblood, executive director of the Oklahoma Aggregates Association, shares his thoughts on how 2021 turned out for producers in his state, as well as his 2022 outlook.

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Magruder Limestone’s Lake Ozark location in Missouri is situated just off U.S. 54. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Missouri producers optimistic despite labor shortages

December 6, 2021By

Dan Kleinsorge, executive director of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, shares his thoughts on what the aggregate industry might look like in 2022.

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2021 aggregate production totals should be favorable once the U.S. Geological Survey presents them in full early in 2022. Photo: P&Q Staff

Illinois producers cautiously optimistic for 2022

December 1, 2021By

Dan Eichholz, executive director of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, shares his 2022 outlook on the aggregate industry in a short Q&A.

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David Chereb Group expects aggregate demand to be slightly impacted because of the enduring pandemic. Photo: Nikola Nastasic/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

How Michigan producers are situated for the coming months

November 29, 2021By

Doug Needham, executive director of the Michigan Aggregates Association, discusses the state of the industry within his state in a short Q&A.

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MSHA in transition mode as 2021 nears its end

November 18, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine where we are with Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement, as well as what can be expected from the agency in 2022.

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A stationary plant can support longer conveyor systems due to the site’s permanent structure. Photo: P&Q staff

Producers, suppliers adapting on the fly successfully

December 21, 2020By

The FAST Act extension was good news for the industry, AMCAST’s Vinnie Rocco writes. But finding a long-term solution will be an uphill battle, as the U.S. may be facing COVID-related legislative delays well into 2021.

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How Colorado’s aggregate producers are faring these days

December 18, 2020By

Todd Ohlheiser, executive director of the Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, discusses the state of the aggregate industry in the Centennial State.

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