Pit & Quarry Road to Recovery
APRIL 7, 2021
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NSSGA, PCA weigh in on Biden’s infrastructure proposal
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Michael Johnson and the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Mike Ireland issued written statements following the unveiling last week of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. Find out what they had to say.
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Plus: White House outlines $2 trillion infrastructure plan
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How conveyor shipments, orders trended last year
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association shared trends data at its 88th annual meeting, which was held virtually. Get a rundown on 2020, as well as an outlook for the months ahead.
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Knife River gets green light to expand in Texas
Knife River Corp., an MDU Resources Group company, received permitting to expand operational capabilities at its Honey Creek quarry near Austin, Texas. Find out what’s next for Knife River in the Lone Star State.
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Plus: Knife River acquires aggregate business in Oregon
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Sponsored: Infrastructure talks heating up
The Biden administration is interested in passing a multi-trillion-dollar bill that invests in infrastructure and a variety of other areas. How likely is it a bill of that magnitude passes? And how much of the bill might directly impact aggregate producers? Pit & Quarry contributor David Chereb explores. 
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Plus: David Chereb Group raising its forecast for aggregate demand
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AEM: Manufacturers optimistic about the months ahead
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shared findings of an equipment manufacturer survey, noting that increased demand has manufacturers optimistic that sales will increase or remain stable. Learn more.
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A few legal considerations on MSHA’s COVID-19 guidance
Operators should familiarize themselves with current guidance and watch for Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) updates, write Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez. Find out more from the P&Q contributors.
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How effective communication guided Luck Stone through the last 12 months 
Luck Stone’s John Pullen shares how the nation’s largest family-owned producer of crushed stone adapted during the pandemic.
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How one producer rallied around its values during the pandemic
Route 82 Sand & Gravel’s Stewart Petrovits says establishing structure ahead of the pandemic is helping to get his company through this challenging stretch. Read what Petrovits recently had to say within the pages of Pit & Quarry.
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