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Manufacturers share their 2024 outlooks

February 7, 2024By

Equipment suppliers discuss the factors impacting their view of the year ahead for the aggregate industry.

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Lile Quarry is currently opening up a new pit in southwest Missouri, marking a new chapter at the operation that falls under owner Jim Lile’s purview. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

Infrastructure spending prompts optimism among Missouri producers

January 29, 2024By

Dan Kleinsorge, executive director of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, shares his expectations for the industry in Missouri this year.

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AGC: Construction industry adds jobs in December

January 12, 2024By

According to an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) survey, contractors expect to hire more employees in 2024 but are struggling to find enough qualified workers.

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AGC: Labor issues still lingering

December 6, 2023By and

The Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson shares his thoughts on the current state of industry employment.

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Nonresidential spending up, construction job openings down in August

October 3, 2023By

The Associated Builders & Contractors reports that nonresidential construction spending was up 0.4 percent in August, while industry job openings were down by 3,000 in the month.

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AGC: Nearly half of U.S. adds construction jobs in April

May 23, 2023By

Twenty four states added construction jobs from March to April this year. From April 2022, 42 states have increased their construction employment.

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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

MACC-Tech: Attracting the next generation to aggregates

April 7, 2023By

Developed by the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association, the MACC-Tech initiative provides a two-year aggregate-focused curriculum to interested high school students.

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Report: Construction job openings up once again

April 6, 2023By

The Associated Builders & Contractors reports that construction job openings jumped from 129,000 between January and February.

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Keeping qualified employees in a candidate-driven market

April 6, 2023By

The aggregate industry continues to face a shortage of qualified workers as older generations retire. Industry experts discuss how employers can find and retain qualified employees in a tough market.

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