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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
FEBRUARY 11, 2021
Source: CapIQ
Positive momentum established for the year ahead
After a year of uncertainty, FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin and Scott Duncan write that a few key drivers should propel the construction materials industry forward in 2021. Find out what those drivers are.
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Canada, like the US, calling for drastic infrastructure improvements
A construction sector coalition is urging federal and provincial governments to deliver on infrastructure investments in Canada. Learn what coalition leaders are asking for.
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Logo: Martin Marietta
Martin Marietta growth continues in the fourth quarter
The company’s building materials business achieved record fourth-quarter revenues and gross profit. Find out what chairman and CEO Ward Nye had to say as he reflected on the past year and looks to the months ahead.
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Plus: Fourth-quarter 2020 recaps for Eagle Materials, USLM
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Aggregate rail carloads down in January

OSHA issues revised COVID-19 guidance

Dodge Momentum Index up to start 2021

Construction employment stalls in January

Granite opens office in Phoenix area

Case, Nueces partner for hurricane recovery

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Sponsored: AGC economist weighs in on a 2021 infrastructure bill
In this week’s video, Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors (AGC), explains why the odds of a major U.S. infrastructure bill passing this year have improved. Additionally, Simonson puts forth a timeline on when an infrastructure bill may ultimately be completed.
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Plus: Employment as an indicator of the industry’s health  
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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Photo: Haver & Boecker Niagara
The latest in screen media technologies
Several new technologies are available in screen media, including Polydeck’s DMax line and Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Ty-Deck Ultra modular option. Check out some of the latest developments in screen media.
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Plus: Libra, Command Alkon delivering solution for silo safety
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Photo: BARD Materials
BARD Materials on track with
multi-site analysis system

In this month’s cover story, BARD Materials’ Alex Gribben shares how trading in spreadsheets for a sophisticated production tracking and analysis system is improving efficiencies at his company.
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Previewing the 2021 NSSGA Annual Convention
Jennifer Dugas of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) provides an exclusive look ahead to the association’s upcoming digital convention.
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P&Q Profile: Masters RMC’s
Bob Housel

Read our conversation with the president of Pennsylvania-based Masters RMC, who also currently serves the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association as chairman. Housel weighs in on the market’s current conditions while sharing some history of his family business.
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