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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
May 27, 2021
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Martin Marietta to acquire Hanson assets in $2.3 billion deal
Martin Marietta came to an agreement this week to acquire Lehigh Hanson’s West Region business. The acquisition includes 17 active quarries and two cement plants. Learn more about this mega deal and what it does for the nation’s No. 2 producer.
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ICYMI: Martin Marietta acquires Tiller Corp.
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Bipartisan surface transportation bill emerges from Senate
The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, crafted by the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, represents an increase of more than 34 percent from the FAST Act. Learn more about the bill introduced.
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Logo: Summiit Materials
How Summit Materials fared in the first quarter
Net revenues and sales volumes tied to aggregate were up in the first quarter at Summit Materials, although average selling prices were down slightly. Learn more about the company’s performance earlier this year.
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Construction starts slip as housing cools

AGC: Construction employment remains below pre-pandemic levels in most states

Curry Supply adds regional sales manager

Pair of fatalities characterized as powered haulage accidents

ConExpo-Con/Agg unveils new logo, brand identity

Musk tunnel system to debut at World of Concrete

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Sponsored: Industry jobs are open, but they’re not being filled easily
Hiring and retaining people has long been a challenge for aggregate producers, but new policies have compounded the issue for the industry. P&Q contributor David Chereb elaborates.
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Plus: What dynamics are at play related to aggregate demand?
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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Caterpillar's 982 XE wheel loader. Photo: Cat
Cat debuts pair of XE wheel loader models
Caterpillar says its new 980 XE and 982 XE with parallel path continuous variable transmissions offer higher fuel efficiencies and lower operating costs. Learn more about the two equipment developments.
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Plus: Equipment you might have missed from last month’s edition
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Sponsored: Haver & Boecker Niagara on spring start-up
Wilm Schulz, parts and service manager at Haver & Boecker Niagara, discusses the Niagara F-Class vibrating screen while offering tips for starting up the production season. Schulz also weighs in on the future of the industry’s equipment.
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Plus: Presenting P&Q’s 2021 Start-Up Guide
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Around-the-clock environmental monitoring a tech trend
Intensifying pressures are driving aggregate producers to technologies that can continuously keep tabs on water and dust in a quarry environment. Find out what pressures are involved and how producers are arriving to solutions.
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What to know about Doosan’s -7 Series wheel loaders
Doosan’s Bill Zak and Aaron Kleingartner share a few highlights of the -7 Series, detailing opportunities for use within aggregate applications and previewing what World of Concrete attendees can expect to see on the stand in Las Vegas.
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Tri-Parish Sand & Gravel showcases its modular wash plant
Down south, Tri-Parish Sand & Gravel is producing clean product in a new, compact UltraWASH modular plant. Learn more about the plant and its process.
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Successfully separating washed fines with a hydrocyclone separator
In this month’s magazine edition, Schurco Slurry’s Will Pierce presents a number of considerations producers should make when feeding a hydrocyclone with a centrifugal slurry pump. Find out more.
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