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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
OCTOBER 21, 2021
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Infrastructure bill unnecessarily on life support
U.S. infrastructure has decayed dramatically over the years, and yet elected officials still haven’t done anything about it despite being on the brink of a historic investment. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik sounds off on the state of affairs in Washington, arguing the time has long since passed to make a once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure investment.
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Plus: What’s next for the stalled infrastructure bill?
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Report: Some materials prices down but supply issues remain
Construction materials pricing continues to outstrip bid prices despite a pricing dip in September, the Associated General Contractors of America reports. Get the latest on bottlenecks in the supply chain.
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Komatsu launches new yard loader
Komatsu says the WA480-8 wheel loader offers versatility across multiple applications and is designed for increased productivity and versatility. Learn more about it.
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How employers are attracting workers in this market
From pay rate increases and hiring bonuses to increased training, construction firms are having to change how they go about bringing in people. Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, shares findings from a workforce survey and what contractors are doing to find real solutions.
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Plus: How migration shifts are affecting aggregate demand  
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Check out Pit & Quarry's special series dedicated to helping producers navigate the economic downturn.
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The latest truck-weighing tech for quarry operations
New truck scales from Mettler Toledo and Rice Lake Weighing Systems, plus tax-compliance software from TAC Insight, are among the weighing technologies featured in this month’s edition of the magazine. Check them out.
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Plus: The latest in pumps
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OAIMA Freedom Plaza project underway
The special project, when finished, will form a plaza at the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) office in Gahanna, Ohio. Learn more about the project and those contributing to it.
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Plus: TACA hosts environmental and sustainability seminar
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How crusher hydraulic systems aid in safety, productivity
Modern hydraulic systems offer tremendous safety advantages versus older-style jaw crushers, thus ensuring greater worker safety when working with them. Find out more about these systems.
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Plus: Hendrickson launching tire pressure control system
Power transmission tech aimed to increase efficiency, safety
ABB, Bosch Rexroth, Force Control, Master Power Transmission, Regal Beloit and SEW-Eurodrive offer some of the newest power transmission component technologies for aggregate operations. See what these companies have to offer.
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Plus: Trends in crushing equipment design and technology

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