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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
DECEMBER 22, 2020
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Industry trends and observations from the Upper Midwest
One ongoing trend General Equipment & Supplies’ Micah Tysver points to is the idea that coarse aggregate is getting harder to find, meaning portable plants are becoming more of a necessity. Find out what Tysver wrote in P&Q’s State of the Industry Report.
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Plus: Aggregate operations press on while exuding strength, vibrancy
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AGG1 Academy transitioning to digital platform in 2021
Those who were planning to attend AGG1 Academy sessions next March in Atlanta can still partake in AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Exchange, which will take place digitally in February.
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Marcum economist talks jobs, offers 2021 outlook
The construction industry has recovered nearly three-quarters of the jobs lost during the first two months of the pandemic. Marcum's Anirban Basu offers perspective on this and more.
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Digital conference planned for asphalt industry

NIOSH awards recognize safety innovation

Great Lakes limestone trade down

ME Elecmetal, Road Machinery & Supplies partner

Hyundai adds national accounts director

TRUX adds to sales, marketing team

Dates, location selected for
2021 Pit & Quarry Roundtable

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Dodge economist discusses likelihood of a big 2021 infrastructure bill
Dodge Data & Analytics chief economist Richard Branch shares his expectations for an infrastructure bill in 2021 and what kind of federal funding might ultimately be ahead in the new year.
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Plus: What’s in store for public works construction in 2021?  
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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PPI, Vayeron partner on smart idler technology
U.S. and Canadian customers will have access to PPI (Precision Pulley & Idler) conveyor components powered by Vayeron Smart-Idler technology. Learn more about the opportunity at hand.
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Plus: New EIW line standardizes portable washing solutions
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Doing more with less the 2020 recipe for success
In a year that presented numerous obstacles, aggregate producers found quick cost-saving measures in existing operations and ran lean to bring down their cost per ton, writes Rock Machinery's Bryant Fazer.
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Plus: The aggregate industry’s resilience paves a pathway forward
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Buttigieg to set agenda at Department of Transportation
President-elect Joe Biden revealed last week that Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will serve as his transportation secretary. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers was among the first industry organizations to react.
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Plus: Is a highway bill coming in (early) 2021?
How Oklahoma’s aggregate producers are faring these days
Devery Youngblood, executive director of the Oklahoma Aggregates Association, discusses the state of the aggregate industry in the Sooner State – and more – with P&Q.
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Industry happenings in North Carolina
North Carolina Aggregates Association executive director Jay Stem takes P&Q inside the Tar Heel State, offering some year-end perspective.
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