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Hire a Vet

RR111119 VetNov. 11, 2019 – Today is Veteran's Day. Aggregates operations, construction companies and manufacturers are all in the same boat when it comes to labor. Finding good people is difficult. One idea is to explore the new world of veteran recruitment. If you think that you’ve tried it, it doesn’t work for you, or there is no one to recruit in your area, then you simply aren’t up to date, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Many companies find veterans to be more productive employees with lower turnover rates when compared to their non-veteran counterparts. Additionally, their past military background can give veterans distinctive capabilities and perspectives that can add insight and diversity to your team’s problem solving. Employers can also qualify for up to $10,000 in federal tax credits per veteran. And certainly the public relations benefits of caring for our veterans builds goodwill in the community. Read more about AEM's efforts to hire veterans here

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Elevate was Great

RR110719 ElevateNov. 7, 2019  – Command Alkon's Elevate Conference in Chicago was a great experience, with plenty of technology to see and excellent face time with industry professionals. I had the privilege of leading a group discussion focusing on industry technology and the use of Command Alkon products at aggregates operations with IT specialists from Vulcan Materials, Graniterock and Midwest Concrete Materials. Look for a feature in an upcoming Rock Products magazine.

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Wasserman to Speak at NSSGA Event

RR110619 WassermanNov. 6, 2019 – David Wasserman, U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report, will speak at the the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Legislative & Policy Forum General Session on Nov. 18. Wasserman notably authored in his pre-election analysis of 2016 how Trump could win the White House while losing the popular vote.

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Summit: Behind the Numbers

RR103119 SummitLogoOct. 31, 2019 – Summit Materials reported third-quarter numbers, and aggregates net revenues increased by 25.5% to $137.5 million in the third quarter 2019, when compared to the prior-year period. Organic aggregates sales volumes increased 11.4% in the third quarter 2019, when compared to the prior-year period on higher organic volume growth in both the East and West segments. Operating income across product lines in those segments were discussed in the report.

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Martin Marietta: Behind the Numbers

RR043019 MartinMariettalogoOct. 29, 2019 – Martin Marietta, which posted record revenue for the third quarter, said that its aggregates business is up more than 12%. Third-quarter aggregates shipments by end use are as follows versus the prior-year quarter: 

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