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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
JANUARY 14, 2021
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LafargeHolcim expanding into roofing business
LafargeHolcim’s $3.4 billion acquisition of Firestone Building Products from Bridgestone Americas paves the way into this new business area. Find out what’s ahead for the company.
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MSHA: 29 miners died in 2020
2020 marked the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports.
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Dodge Momentum Index ends 2020 on high note
The Dodge Momentum Index was up more than 9 percent in December. For 2020, it lost nearly 5 percent. Learn more about the Dodge Data & Analytics index – a monthly measure of the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning.
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Aggregate railcar loads dip in December

Report: Construction employment up in December

Sandvik acquires DSI Underground

Major adds dealer in Northwest

AED Summit rescheduled for late May

Hillhead Digital pushed back three weeks

Leadership changes at Clyde Companies

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Sponsored: MSHA’s shifting approach to COVID-19
Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran expects a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard to emerge from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) soon after Joe Biden takes up the presidency. When exactly might the temporary standard surface, and what might it consist of? Doran offers perspective.
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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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Cutting-edge approach to achieve the perfect ton
Check out how artificial intelligence can enhance everything from blast design and drilling plans to fragmentation and flyrock prevention.
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Plus: New methodology to optimize blasts
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How aggregate producers performed in 2020
Despite lockdowns and other pandemic-induced challenges, those producing crushed stone, sand and gravel last year performed rather remarkably.
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Screening insights: How producers are riding the smart tech wave
Equipment suppliers share how the latest solutions are transforming screening operations and what’s ahead in technology.
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AGC, Sage Construction release
2021 outlook

Contractors expect 13 of 16 market segments to shrink this year, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction & Real Estate. Find out what contractors had to say about markets, project delays and cancellations, and labor.
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Visualizing the future of industry trade shows
What’s ahead for aggregate industry trade shows is somewhat uncertain as aggregate producers adapt to new ways of doing business.
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2021 industry calendar unlike past years
Trade shows and conferences typically dominate the first quarter, but cancellations, postponements and virtual events are now part of the norm. Find out what’s ahead in the new year.
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