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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
DECEMBER 15, 2020
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The aggregate industry’s resilience paves a pathway forward
2020 has been one for the books, Schurco Slurry’s Will Pierce writes. But it only adds to the importance of the industry’s collective products – for both producers and manufacturers.
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Plus: Assessing the industry as 2020 nears its end
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NSSGA leaders provide glimpse of road ahead in Washington
Michael Johnson and Michele Stanley of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) paid P&Q a visit to share reactions to the 2020 election and how aggregate industry issues may play with the Biden administration and a divided Congress.
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Is a highway bill coming in
(early) 2021?

Two industry leaders say passage is now more likely to happen in the new year. Michael Johnson and Michele Stanley of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association explain.
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Industry veteran Sauser joins Superior

DSC Dredge names VP of manufacturing

Ritchie Bros. report explores excavator trends

Dodge Momentum Index down in November

USGS: Third-quarter aggregate production slips 5 percent

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What’s in store for public works construction in 2021?
Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts public works construction starts to be flat in the new year. Richard Branch, Dodge Data’s chief economist, explains why in this video interview with Pit & Quarry.
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Plus: What Biden’s election means for the aggregate industry  
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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New EIW line standardizes portable washing solutions
Eagle Iron Works (EIW) is now offering two standard portable lines that are available in a range of sizes, depending on needs. Find out more about the Eagle Trek line.
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Plus: PPI, Vayeron partner on smart idler technology
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CDRA director offers 2020 assessment of C&D recycling
Bill Turley, the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association’s (CDRA) executive director, reflects on the year that was and what to expect in construction and demolition (C&D) next year.
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Aggregate operations press on while exuding strength, vibrancy
Despite unexpected 2020 events, Bramco-MPS’s Mark Strader writes that the industry remains strong and is already looking ahead to a brighter year in 2021.
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Plus: Lessons learned from a pandemic, courtesy of Luck Companies
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Pennsylvania’s year of ups and downs continues
The threat of a late-year shutdown on Pennsylvania construction projects was the latest in a string of events that probably gave the state’s aggregate producers heart palpitations. Long-term funding solutions could, however, finally be on the way.
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Plus: A midsummer look back on how Pennsylvania’s aggregate producers overcame obstacles
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How Georgia's aggregate producers are faring these days
Jeff Wansley, executive director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, discusses the state of the aggregate industry in the Peach State – and more – with P&Q.
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News and notes from
Washington state

Bruce Chattin of the Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association (WACA), shares what he’s seeing in the Evergreen State these days – and more – with P&Q.
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