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Young Leaders Conquer Arizona

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Young Leaders group has been around for 25 years now. They celebrated in fine fashion with a well-attended annual meeting in Chandler, Ariz.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg Bigger, Better

So another ConExpo-Con/Agg show is in the bag. This was my ninth show, and it was by far the biggest and best yet. With 2.8 million sq. ft. of exhibit space and more than 127,000 people on-site, it really was a force of nature.

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Merger and Acquisition Activity Heats Up

One of the key indicators of an expanding construction-materials market is merger and acquisition activity. We are starting to see a little bit of that right now.

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Welcome Back My Friends...

Every time I go to ConExpo-Con/Agg – and this is now my ninth show – the song “Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression Part 2)” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer starts playing in my head, with those distinctive lyrics: “Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, I’m so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside.”

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A Lot of Work Ahead

The aggregates industry sits at a crossroads right now. From where we are to where we want to go looks like it is going to be a long, complicated road. So where are we? Let’s take a look at the data.

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