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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
DECEMBER 2, 2021
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Aggregate production up nicely in the third quarter
Crushed stone and sand and gravel production each got solid bumps, with aggregate production nationwide approaching 2 billion metric tons through three-quarters of 2021. Find out more about third-quarter aggregate production based on the U.S. Geological Survey’s latest report.
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Plus: Plenty to celebrate as 2021 nears an end
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Calvin Konya
Longtime blasting educator Konya dies
Calvin Konya, 78, was considered a pioneer in his field, sharing his vast blasting knowledge around the world over a long and illustrious career. Learn more about him.
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Quarry Academy returns with a bang
After a year off due to the pandemic, the annual Quarry Academy put on by Dyno Nobel and Sandvik triumphantly returned to San Antonio. Find out what you missed.
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Dredge investment providing Barrett Paving distinct advantages
Barrett Paving Materials offered P&Q a look this year at its brand-new Supreme Manufacturing dredge in Fairborn, Ohio. Supreme president Neil Hoobler discussed the project during our visit, outlining how the dredge operation allows Barrett Paving to realize new efficiencies.
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Plus: Contract crusher adjusts how it inventories  
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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NTN releases ceramic ball bearings for electric motor applications
NTN’s new ceramic ball bearing offering comes with two shields, electric motor grease and C3 clearance as standard. Learn more about the new series.
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Plus: New wear liners provide cross beam protection
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Inside a Wm. D. Scepaniak contract crushing operation
Wm. D. Scepaniak opened up its flagship contract crushing operation for an exclusive visit earlier this month, showing off an elaborate spread in western Minnesota. Learn more about the company’s operations there.
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Plus: P&Q Profile: Wm. D. Scepaniak’s John Scepaniak
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Introducing Arms Sand & Gravel’s new wash plant
Maverick Environmental Equipment commissioned an MWS Equipment wash plant for Arms Sand & Gravel. Maverick’s Tim Smith provides a video overview of the project.
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Plus: Honda may target off-road markets with autonomous vehicle
Construction industry poised for greatness in the decade ahead
The construction materials industry is positioned for a strong future despite ongoing supply chain issues. Schurco Slurry's Will Pierce explains in a guest commentary.
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Plus: How Michigan producers are situated for the coming months

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