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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
APRIL 29, 2021
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Republicans counter Biden infrastructure proposal
A group of Senate Republicans introduced a $568 billion infrastructure plan that would reportedly provide more funding for roads and bridges than President Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposal. Learn more about what the group proposes.
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Plus: How much ‘infrastructure’ is in Biden’s infrastructure proposal?
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Musk tunnel system to debut at World of Concrete
The first-of-its-kind transportation solution from Elon Musk’s The Boring Company will be available when the Las Vegas Convention Center hosts June’s World of Concrete.
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First-quarter aggregate sales dip at LafargeHolcim
Aggregate sales were down nearly 10 percent in North America at LafargeHolcim, but the company says market demand in the U.S. and Western Canada was strong. Learn more about LafargeHolcim’s first quarter.
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Dolese welcomes CFO to the company

AED leaders embark on infrastructure discussion tour

Volvo CE expanding dealer tech training to West Coast

Durex Products adds East region sales manager

J&J names national trailer sales manager

Eagle Crusher adds East Coast dealer

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Sponsored: PCA's Ireland weighs in on an infrastructure bill
Mike Ireland, president and CEO of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), explains why he’s optimistic about the passage of an infrastructure bill in 2021 while outlining the political and pay-for hurdles that lie in the pathway to the finish line.
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Plus: What’s currently happening with aggregate prices?
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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Doosan brings forth next-gen loaders for North America
Doosan’s new -7 Series wheel loaders feature redesigned cabs, increased bucket capacities and new, fuel-saving technologies. Find out more about them.
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Plus: Liebherr releases two new electric excavators
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Sponsored: Screening solutions for springtime challenges
Durex Products President Chad Hackett discusses how the company’s screen media and equipment liner solutions, developed over more than 55 years, can help to alleviate spring startup challenges. He also discusses some of Durex Products’ most innovative technologies.
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Plus: Presenting P&Q’s 2021 Start-Up Guide
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Photo gallery: Drilling and blasting through the years
Take a look back through the 20th century with a gallery of photos showcasing drilling and blasting tech that was utilized within quarry operations.
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Quantifying alkali-silica reaction in Pennsylvania
A pair of producers share the findings of a joint study measuring the reactive levels of aggregates on thousands of miles of Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges. Find out what the aggregate and concrete industries learned alongside the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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Hoover Materials scores natural sand source, turnkey plant
After Hoover Materials unexpectedly stumbled upon an abundance of natural sand and gravel at a Tennessee quarry, it commissioned a Superior Industries turnkey plant to handle a variety of saleable products.
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A few legal considerations on MSHA’s COVID-19 guidance
Operators should familiarize themselves with current guidance and watch for Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) updates, write Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.
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