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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
FEBRUARY 3, 2022
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Report: Crushed stone production at 14-year high
The U.S. Geological Survey offered details on 2021 crushed stone and sand and gravel production, reporting totals that had not been achieved by aggregate producers since before the Great Recession.
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Plus: Nonresidential construction spending down in December
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USLM experiences fourth-quarter, 2021 gains
United States Lime & Minerals (USLM) reports that lime and limestone operation revenues were up to end last year. Learn more about the company’s year-end performance.
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Eagle Materials: Agg revenue down to end 2021
Aggregates and concrete revenue decreased 3 percent in the company’s last quarter. Find out what Eagle Materials president and CEO Michael Haack had to say.
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What to look out for as production season nears
Despite an increase in aggregate demand, matters such as WOTUS (Waters of the United States), rising costs and supply chain delays have the potential to threaten business for the industry’s producers. Karen Hubacz, president and CEO of Bond Construction Corp., discusses a few of the concerns she has for the year ahead.
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Plus: What’s ahead for aggregate producers in 2022
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Check out Pit & Quarry's special series dedicated to helping producers navigate the economic downturn.
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Dyno Nobel introduces electronic initiation system
Ranger is a new DigiShot electronic initiation system that is available for use in quarries. Learn more about Dyno Nobel’s development.
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Plus: Nelson Brothers debuts co-emulsifier
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Addressing ‘flaws’ in the Mine Act
Tim Means, a retired mine safety and health lawyer, recently published a legal thriller that underscores dangerous, real-world defects impacting the mining industry. Find out what Means shared with P&Q during our visit.
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The problem with MSHA’s ‘fair notice’
While the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) may vacate a citation due to a lack of fair notice provided to an operator, that isn't always the end of the issue. Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why.
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NAPA debuts climate action plan
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) revealed “The Road Forward” plan as a member-driven initiative to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century. Learn more about the industry’s initiative.
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Plus: LafargeHolcim embracing portland limestone cement further
How the right equipment can save uptime
Magnetic separators, metal detectors, conveyors and vibratory feeders are able to solve problems and increase profits for producers. Eriez’s Tom Saccamozzone explains how.
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Ohio producer enjoying fruits of new wash plant
The brand-new wash plant at Arms Sand & Gravel should sustain the operation for decades, producing not only more material but higher quality. Learn more about the big upgrade in Newbury, Ohio.
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