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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
JULY 8, 2021
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Crushed stone, sand and gravel production holding steady
Despite a pandemic that made a sizable impact, crushed stone and sand and gravel production remain in a positive place relative to recent years. Find out how recent production outputs compare with years dating back to 2007.
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BMC Enterprises expands Midwest footprint
BMC Enterprises acquired Missouri-based Stewart Concrete Products and established a strategic partnership with Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix. Find out how many acquisitions BMC has made over the last 13 months.
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Construction employment dips in June
Nonresidential construction firms are struggling to find workers and materials to complete projects, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports. Learn more about the latest employment analysis AGC conducted.
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PCA forecasts cement consumption by region

IRock, Road Machinery partner in Arizona

EvoQuip brings Falcon screens to the US

Astec reorganization streamlines legacy brands

Volvo CE targets net-zero value chain emissions

TACA meeting draws producers to San Antonio

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Good things ahead for the aggregate industry
Producers and manufacturers who attended the 2021 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference shared what’s got them excited about the current state of the industry. Hear from a few of our attendees.
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Plus: Hiring, inflation among top industry concerns
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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Conveyor control system offers easy operation, reduced maintenance
Gericke USA says its STP 61 pneumatic conveying control system presents a variety of benefits. Learn more about the company’s product development.
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Plus: Hitachi introduces service plan for select excavators
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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 turnkey plant to produce a variety of saleable products.
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How to retool your business for millennials
The right business environment can motivate younger workers. Find out what it takes to be a millennial-friendly business in the aggregate industry.
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Plus: What aggregate producers need to know about hiring millennials
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Aggregate production from A to Z
Pit & Quarry University features 14 lessons detailing the aggregate production process from start to finish. It is used by aggregate producers across North America to help with new employee initiation and by anyone with an interest in learning what goes on at a crushed stone or sand and gravel operation. Check it out now.
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Avoid litigation, loss of trade secrets when employees leave
Businesses must take steps to ensure they do not lose valuable information when employees leave for competing firms. Employers need to protect themselves from costly lawsuits when poaching top performers from competitors.
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What’s ahead with MSHA on powered haulage?
With fatal powered haulage accidents this year already up over 2020, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will likely be developing a related rule for operators. Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran offers perspective.
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