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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
MARCH 18, 2021
USGS: 2020 sand, gravel production nearly on par with 2019
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published data last week about 2020 construction sand and gravel production, pointing out top-producing states while offering a comparison to prior years. Get the very latest on sand and gravel now.
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Plus: Crushed stone production down slightly in 2020
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Rising material prices, supply chain disruptions becoming problematic
New data shows that skyrocketing costs for materials are harming most construction firms. The Associated General Contractors of America elaborates.
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MSHA updates guidance on COVID-19
The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issued new guidance to operators and mine workers last week, seeking to mitigate and prevent viral spread at mining sites. Find out what you need to know.
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Contractors continue to face serious challenges year into pandemic

NSSGA’s digital convention is a wrap

Martin Marietta’s Thomey earns NSSGA’s Wendt award

RoadBuilders Machinery joins Masaba dealer network

Motion to promote pair to executive VP roles

Hawk Measurement Systems launches laser level products

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Sponsored: What might fuel – or stall – construction starts in the months to come?
Total construction starts lost 10 percent last year, Dodge Data & Analytics reports, with dramatic declines in nonresidential and nonbuilding construction. Dodge Data’s Richard Branch, however, is cautiously optimistic that stability is ahead for areas of the construction market.
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Plus: The potential impact of Biden’s Build Back Better plan
Photo: P&Q StaffRoad to Recovery
Check out Pit & Quarry's special series dedicated to helping producers navigate the economic downturn.
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March 2021: Cutting-edge equipment to consider
Martin Sprocket & Gear, BossTek, Haver & Boecker Niagara and Metso Outotec have new equipment to enhance your operations. Check out their wares, which are featured in the latest edition of the magazine.
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Plus: VelocityEHS upgrades Industrial Hygiene software
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Sponsored: AMCAST offers tailored solutions for spring start-up and beyond
AMCAST president and CEO Tomaso Veneroso explains how AMCAST can help you overcome some of your toughest challenges.
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Plus: Presenting P&Q’s 2021 Start-Up Guide
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Pisgah Stone busy crushing, looking to expand out West
With hundreds of years of Mount Pisgah reserves in place, Pisgah Stone’s crushing spread is seeing plenty of action these days. Learn more about this growing operation outside of Salt Lake City.
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What’s in the $1.9T stimulus for transportation?
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, provides a breakdown on aid in the stimulus bill passed last week that will support transportation initiatives.
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Why e-ticketing represents the dawn of a new era
With the pandemic producing tough restrictions, more operations are turning to paperless ticketing and fleet management software to achieve new efficiencies. Find out more.
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Pump technologies to boost operations
The latest pump technologies for producers include offerings from Schurco Slurry, Thompson Pump & Manufacturing, Tsurumi and Vertiflo. Check them out.
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