Pricing Strategies (Part One)

Does Your 2024 Budget Set You Up For Failure? By Barry Hudson and Steve Franklin In the first of this two-part series, the authors state the challenge and offer initial advice. In part two, they identify solutions. – Ed. For such an operationally focused industry, quarry operators are very poor at planning, specifically sales and operational planning (S&OP). It’s hardly…

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Loading & Hauling

Hybrid Machines, Underground Iron, New Excavators, Telematics, Ergonomics And More. By Mark S. Kuhar It’s a whole new ballgame when it comes to loading and hauling. Manufacturers are embracing the rapidly evolving world of high-tech digging in the dirt. Here are some of the latest developments. CASECASE Construction Equipment has joined forces with Berco, a leading manufacturer of undercarriage components,…

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The Pulse

By Allen-Villere Partners THE PULSE: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MARKET ANALYSIS PIERRE-VILLERE’S MARKET ASSESSMENTIn the latest update on the construction materials industry, the AVP Pulse Index experienced a modest decline of 0.7% for the month, although it experienced a strong year-ever-year growth of 5.5%. Over the past 36 months, the index increased impressively by 13.7%, indicating sustained strength within the sector. Notably, industry stocks continue to…

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How to Select the Proper Aggregate Belt

It Can Be Challenging To Identify Exactly What Conveyor 
Belt Specification Is Best For Your Application. By Corey Jackson With today’s technological advances and numerous options in conveyor belt construction and materials, it can be challenging to identify exactly what conveyor belt specification is best for your application. There are four factors to consider when selecting conveyor belts for aggregates.…

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Awash in Success

EIW Sand Plants Have Served Silvi Materials Well Over The Past 25 Years. By Mark S. Kuhar Silvi Materials is a construction-materials supplier with 25 different locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The family-owned business was founded in 1947 by Laurence Silvi to help companies, contractors and homeowners build a better future. Today, with sons John Silvi and Laurence Silvi…

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Don’t Settle for Settling Ponds

Water Clarifiers And Specially Formulated Polymer Flocculants 
Can Eliminate The Need For Settling Ponds At Aggregate Plants. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Sophisticated water clarifiers and specially formulated polymer flocculants can eliminate the need for settling ponds at aggregate plants by providing clarified water and easy-to-handle solids. For quarries that process crushed rock, sand, aggregate or dimensional stone, or mines…

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Price Management

Rock Products interviews Ksenia Yemelyanova of Price Bee 
About Analytics, The Market, Customers And Price Strategies. By Mark S. Kuhar Price management has become necessary in our industry, especially after the last few years of high inflation. How did you come to specialize in this area and what particular roles have you had that qualify you as an expert in…

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‘This Jig Is Mohr Better’

Jigging Is Generally Described As A Multi-Phase Process That 
Optimizes Stratification Of Particles. Why On The Mohr Project 
Did Jigging Technology Prove Economically Successful? By Jared Mohr, Andrew Snoby, Mark Bothwell Apologies to our third-grade grammar teachers. This story began a long, long time ago, more than a decade ago. Mohr Sand Gravel & Construction LLC was founded by Jared…

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Greenfield Plant, Growing Market

Luck Stone Digs In At Its New Fairfield Operation In South Carolina, 
A Greenfield Start-Up Poised To Serve Local Growth And Development. By Mark S. Kuhar The area north of Columbia, S.C., is growing. With increasing population, businesses relocating to the region and a major university to the South, there will be rising infrastructure needs for the foreseeable future. Luck…

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