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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
DECEMBER 23, 2021
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Report: Fred Weber acquires General Drilling
The acquisition of the Indiana-based contract driller comes several months after New Frontier Materials purchased Fred Weber assets. Learn more about what the deal entails.
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Plus: Look back on New Frontier’s purchase of Fred Weber assets
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John Deere acquiring ownership stake in battery tech provider
The majority acquisition of Kreisel Electric will allow John Deere to leverage the company’s battery-buffered charging technology to build out infrastructure to support global customers. Learn more about the deal’s impact.
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Dodge: Construction starts down 14 percent in November
Nonbuilding and nonresidential construction saw the steepest declines last month while residential continued to grow, Dodge Construction Network reports. Dig into the latest construction starts developments.
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What’s ahead for residential construction in 2022
Dodge Construction Network chief economist Richard Branch paid P&Q a special visit, sharing his outlook for a construction category that really took off over the last couple of years. Find out what’s in store for residential in the new year.
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Plus: Looking ahead to 2022 in Wisconsin  
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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Belt rip detector aims to save downtime
Conveyor Components Co. introduced the Model DB belt rip detector, which can minimize conveyor belt damage and keep belts clean and functional. Learn more about it.
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Plus: ASGCO debuts conveyor belt splice and fasting system
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Four steps to maintain equipment safely
Maintaining a safe work environment is essential to not only keep employees out of harm’s way, but reduce risk, avoid downtime and ensure operations run efficiently and smoothly. Erin Bala of WD-40 offers perspective.
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Plus: Maintenance tech to keep equipment running smoothly
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Construction equipment museum aims to expand
The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is currently raising funds for a new building in Bowling Green, Ohio, that will allow large machines to be properly displayed at the National Construction Equipment Museum. Find out what HCEA has in mind.
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Plus: Turner Mining Group secures mining contract through 2030
Local, federal funding key to North Carolina’s 2022
Jasper Stem, executive director of the North Carolina Aggregates Association, shared his optimism for the industry in 2022 following an encouraging 2021. Find out exactly what Stem had to say.
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Georgia hopes positive 2021 can parlay into strong 2022
Jeff Wansley, executive director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, also relayed his expectations for the aggregate industry in the new year to P&Q. Check them out.
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