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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
JANUARY 28, 2021
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Aggregate Forecast: Outlook for nonbuilding construction improves
P&Q contributor David Chereb sees the nonbuilding segment (i.e., roads, bridges, highways) strengthening, articulating why in his latest Aggregate Forecast. Find out why we are now on a new path for the economy and construction.
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House bill introduced to save mining operations, jobs
The Saving America’s Mines Act will prohibit any administration from unilaterally halting the mining of critical minerals on federal lands where mining is currently permissible. Learn more about the bill introduced by a Minnesota congressman.
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Construction employment below pre-pandemic levels in most states
Texas lost the most construction jobs between February 2020 and December 2020, followed by New York, Florida and New Jersey, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Learn more from AGC’s analysis.
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Diesel pickup trucks trending upward

Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association debuts podcast

Construction starts end 2020 on sour note

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Sponsored: Looking back on the Zatezalo era at MSHA
Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran reflects on assistant secretary David Zatezalo’s three-plus years at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), detailing what his legacy there is and what its lasting effects might be.
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Plus: Looking ahead to MSHA’s next assistant secretary  
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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Haver & Boecker Niagara exciters offer improved screening performance
Niagara exciters are engineered to set the required stroke, frequency and exact static moment for each application. Learn more about this offering from Haver & Boecker Niagara.
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Plus: Superior expands its modular overland conveyor offering
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Road Machinery & Supplies expands in Upper Midwest
With the inclusion of Nebraska, Road Machinery & Supplies is now the Roadtec distributor for all of Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, in addition to four counties in Illinois.
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Retain more money when accepting customer credit cards
Aggregate producers are overpaying to accept credit cards, National Credit Card Processing Group’s Peter Brickman writes. When accepting credit cards, a proper setup is critical. Find out more.
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Volvo CE’s outside-the-box innovation continues
Having previously debuted futuristic prototypes in loading and hauling, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), through Volvo Concept Labs, has yet another prototype in an electric mid-size excavator.
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Plus: Four highway funding questions for AASHTO
History rewrite: What if Chicago’s reserves had been managed differently?
A longtime Chicago-area geologist with a passion for the industry’s history argues that the Windy City’s challenging aggregate supply scene would be vastly different had reserves been better utilized over two centuries.
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Mikulic: Today’s geological info lagging prior decades
Key geological information that helps produce high-quality stone is generally no longer available, writes career geologist Don Mikulic. It’s a very real problem, he says, that the aggregate industry must address.
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