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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
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PCA offers regional cement consumption forecasts
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) produced projections for the Northeast, Southeast, West and Central regions. Find out what the association’s Market Intelligent Group sees for the year ahead.
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Vulcan Materials agg sales down, profit up to end 2020
Vulcan Materials’ aggregate segment sales were down slightly in the fourth quarter and for all of 2020, but the nation’s top producer still found ways to expand its profit. Chairman and CEO Tom Hill offers perspective.
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Cemex earnings in US at
13-year high

In 2020, Cemex’s business in the United States generated $747 million in EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization). Learn more about the company’s performance last year.
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Plus: Martin Marietta, Cemex end 2020 with plenty to celebrate
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Alabama Coal Association rebrands as Alabama Mining Association

Construction employment stalls in January

Granite named to Forbes’ best employers list

Eriez completes Pennsylvania facility expansion

GT Mid Atlantic joins IRock dealer network

Case dealer Sonsray Machinery takes on Arizona

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Sponsored: What to expect in construction materials M&A
In this week’s video, FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin discusses the opportunities ahead in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), explaining why momentum is picking up for M&A activity in the construction materials sector.
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Plus: AGC economist weighs in on a 2021 infrastructure bill  
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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Komatsu, Proterra to develop
all-electric excavator

Komatsu will utilize Proterra’s battery systems for the development of a proof-of-concept electric excavator in 2021, with commercial production expected to begin in 2023 or 2024. Learn more about the endeavor.
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Plus: Case, Nueces partner for hurricane recovery
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Understanding why workers fall
Falls are an imminent danger in mining, but having protection equipment and the know-how to use it is the recipe to avoid accidents. Leaders from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health share their findings.
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How Oconee County Quarry selected the right excavator
Leaning on Hills Machinery, South Carolina’s Oconee County Quarry found the right excavator for the job of feeding its sizable jaw plant. Learn more about the partnership and how the quarry’s machine is performing.
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Making the case for rear-eject equipment
Philippi-Hagenbuch’s Josh Swank explains why rear-eject equipment offers producers an opportunity to streamline operations with a single piece of equipment.
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