Tag: workforce development

BuildWitt hosted the inaugural Dirt World Summit Oct. 25-27 in Houston. Photo: P&Q Staff

Dirt World Summit draws hundreds to Houston

October 31, 2023By

Find out what you missed at BuildWitt’s inaugural event, which went in depth on the issue plaguing the industry the most: the workforce.

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Skills shortages hindering construction workforce

September 14, 2022By and

While workforces in industries like hotels and restaurants are facing worker shortages as a whole, the construction industry’s workforce is lacking skilled labor specifically, according to Anirban Basu.

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Says Turner Staffing Group’s Thomas Haun: “We don’t just want to bring somebody into the company to put a butt in a seat. I think that’s a recipe for failure.” Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

Producers, manufacturers ramping up workforce development efforts

August 31, 2022By

Aggregate producers and equipment manufacturers discussed how they are recruiting and retaining high-quality employees in a challenging labor environment.

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Factors that might make or break 2022

January 26, 2022By and

Martin Stone Quarries owner Rod Martin, who serves on the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association’s Executive Committee, shared some of the topics industry leaders are currently focused on across the Keystone State.

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How to retool your business for millennials

July 2, 2021By

The right business environment can motivate younger workers. Find out what it takes to be a millennial-friendly business in the aggregate industry.

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Elliott Botzis. Photo: P&Q Staff

The top issues South Carolina aggregate producers face

November 23, 2020By and

Vulcan Materials’ Elliott Botzis, the president of the South Carolina Aggregates Association discusses key issues SCAA committees are currently working on.

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MACC Tech is a two-year program designed to provide students with basic knowledge of aggregate production, asphalt and concrete production, and construction equipment and techniques. Photo: iStock.com/1715d1db_3

Ohio program to provide welcome workforce solution

July 31, 2019By

MACC Tech, a groundbreaking program on the horizon in the Buckeye State, aims to prepare the next generation of industry employees.

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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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Today, Turner Mining Group employs over 150 miners through several different projects across the United States. Photo courtesy of BuildWitt Media.

P&Q Profile: Turner Mining Group’s Keaton Turner

April 5, 2019By

P&Q talks workforce development, the future of the aggregate industry and a summer outlook with Keaton Turner, president of Turner Mining Group.

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