December 26, 2018
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Cover: Zach Mentz → Aggregate demand expectations for 2019

→ Aggregate producers still going strong
Editor's note
The stories in this "Year in Review" newsletter were the most-read 2018 news, feature stories and blogs on
Photo: Matt Lepp 10. Carmeuse completes a modernization project
In this feature story, P&Q Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik shares Carmeuse’s unique journey, exploring how the company achieved greater efficiencies by replacing its old gear drives and an electric system. → MORE
Photo: Mark Krause 9. High demand for
frac sand

The frac sand market has been booming this year, and P&Q Managing Editor Zach Mentz explored what’s driving the frac sand market, as well as what the next several years may bring. → MORE
Photo: Komatsu 8. Looking ahead to autonomous hauling
The mining industry is no stranger to autonomous technology. Check out an overview of autonomous hauling equipment, including advancements made by companies like Komatsu and Volvo Construction Equipment. → MORE
7. Summit Materials continues on the acquisition path
Summit’s continuous merger-and-acquisition activity secures the company a spot in P&Q’s top 10 list. Read more on a few of Summit’s latest acquisitions, as well as future expansion plans. → MORE
6. Sand and gravel company willing to build border wall
Fisher Sand & Gravel made headlines when it told the Department of Homeland Security it would be willing to build the 700-mile-long Trump border wall for $12.2 billion. Find out what company president Tommy Fisher had to say about the job. → MORE
Photo: Bluegrass Materials 5. Martin Marietta-Bluegrass officially
a done deal

Of interest since it was first announced in June 2017, Martin Marietta’s acquisition of Bluegrass Materials was finally completed in April of this year. → MORE
4. McCloskey acquires Lippmann-Milwaukee
McCloskey International also earns a top spot on P&Q’s top 10 list with its acquisition of Lippmann-Milwaukee, a privately held company that manufactures aggregate crushing equipment for processing applications.

Photo: Barrett Dixon Bell Ltd. 3. Luck Stone covering new ground with drones
New technology is always of interest to aggregate producers, and drones are no exception. Eric Warinner, the chief UAV pilot at Luck Stone, shares the family-owned company’s experience thus far with drones across more than 25 sites. → MORE
Headshot: Karl Watson Jr. 2. Former Cemex USA president joins Summit Materials
Karl Watson Jr. joined Summit as its executive vice president and COO, effective Jan. 8, succeeding former Summit president Douglas Rauh. → MORE
1. USGS reveals the nation’s top crushed stone, sand and gravel producers
The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) produced separate lists highlighting the 20 top crushed stone and sand and gravel producers based on their 2016 production. Take a look at the lists now. → MORE
Photo: TSI Real-Time Gas Monitoring Solutions
Measure up to six gases simultaneously with TSI’s Gas Monitor GM460. This powerful handheld monitor houses a library of more than 600 VOCs, featuring man-down and panic alarms. This gas monitor is compatible with TSI’s DustTrak Environmental Monitor, for measuring mass and gas.
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Berlon’s Material Long Buckets & Pushers provide a common-sense solution for cleaning under conveyors, transition points and other hard-to-reach areas.
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