Pit & Quarry Road to Recovery
FEBRUARY 3, 2021
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Construction spending mixed based on latest AGC findings
Residential construction continues to grow, but the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says downturns in private construction and mixed results in public construction call for new recovery measures. Get additional details.
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Quarterly concrete, agg revenue down at Eagle Materials
The decline, however, reflects the sale of Eagle Materials’ northern California concrete and aggregate businesses during the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Find out how the company recently performed in its heavy materials sector encompassing aggregate, cement and concrete.
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USLM business up in fourth quarter
United States Lime & Minerals’ (USLM) lime and limestone sales were a key factor in the company’s quarterly revenues jumping 8 percent. Find out what CEO Timothy Byrne had to say about USLM’s latest quarterly performance.
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The year ahead for construction
Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, reflects on 2020 activity in private nonresidential and public construction while looking to the challenges and opportunities that may be awaiting contractors in these areas in the months to come. Additionally, Simonson offers the very latest on construction project cancellations and postponements.
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Plus: Looking back on the Zatezalo era at MSHA
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Four highway funding questions for AASHTO
Susan Howard of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) offers insights on the year ahead as it relates to highway funding. Check out our short Q&A with Howard.
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P&Q Profile: Masters RMC’s
Bob Housel

With Masters RMC's Bob Housel being elected chairman of the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association for 2021 and 2022, P&Q reached out to learn about the leadership work awaiting him there. Our conversation steered to the market’s current conditions and Housel’s entrepreneurial grandfather, Richard S. Masters, who started the family company.
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Plus: Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021
What to expect with MSHA’s informal conference process
With a new presidential administration, there are many changes that can be anticipated at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) – including the agency’s informal conference process. Get the latest on the matter from Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.
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Aggregate Forecast: Outlook for nonbuliding 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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