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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
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LafargeHolcim expands with Utelite Corp. acquisition
The acquisition strengthens LafargeHolcim's position in the Mountain Region, which includes aggregate operations in the Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas areas. Learn more about the deal and what CEO Jay Moreau had to say about it.
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Plus: FMI says construction materials M&A back on the fast track
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NSSGA recognizes Environmental Excellence Award winners
CalPortland, Cemex, Luck Stone and Martin Marietta were among the aggregate producers whose operations were honored by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) this week. Find out which 83 aggregate operations NSSGA recognized.
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AGC decries GOP whipping against infrastructure bill
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), House minority whip, is encouraging his Republican colleagues to vote against the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that's already passed the Senate. In a response, Stephen Sandherr of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) called Scalise's decision "unfortunate." Find out what what Scalise and Sandherr had to say.
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Will the lingering pandemic slow aggregate consumption?
Even though the pandemic is resurging, P&Q contributor David Chereb does not expect it to hurt aggregate demand much at all. Chereb explains why during a video visit with editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik.
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Plus: Will the infrastructure bill lead to booming 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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The latest tires for off-road applications
Titan International, Cooper Tire, Continental and BKT offer some of the latest tires designed for tough aggregate operation environments. Check out these new offerings, which are highlighted in this month's edition of Pit & Quarry.
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Plus: Haver & Boecker Niagara showcases new wares at MINExpo
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Addressing fatigue in the mining workforce
Shift work schedules can increase the likelihood of fatigue on the job. Implementing a fatigue risk management system is a proven way to combat fatigue within the mining workforce. Experts writing on behalf of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health explain.
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Plus: What the MINExpo experience says about the future of trade shows
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What to watch for around screen plants
In this month’s edition of Portable Plants (sister magazine to Pit & Quarry), Durex Products' Chad Hackett offers tips to ensure operator safety when working with and around screen media. Find out what Hackett had to say.
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Plus: Rotochopper adds conveyor to equipment offering
Overcoming Oversize: Oversize and confinement (Part 4)
In the final chapter of the magazine's "Overcoming Oversize" series, P&Q contributor Anthony Konya explores how overconfinement creates oversize and looks at where oversize originates using a 4D view of the blasting process. Read Part 4 now.
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Plus: Oversize and spacing (Part 3)

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