Infrastructure on the Front Burner

March 19, 2021 – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg – speaking at the virtual South by Southwest festival – said that the United States has a “once in a century opportunity” to push forward infrastructure reforms and added that the country is on the verge of an “infrastructure season” that could potentially turn into an “infrastructure decade.” Buttigieg said that it is…

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Metso Outotec Makes Virtual Product Launch

March 17, 2021 – I had the privilege of being on-hand for an exciting virtual product launch. Metso Outotec debuted its Nordtrack I908 mobile impact crusher at its Liveroom, a new 360-degree digital event experience platform. Liveroom features 3D demonstrations of the Nordtrack range as well as a wealth of information on the aftermarket offering. The Nordtrack I908’s design is optimized for the smaller-sized…

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NSSGA Convention Continues

March 8, 2021 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) continued its annual convention this week in virtual format. NSSGA Board Chairman Darin Matson, president and chief executive officer at Rogers Group Inc., welcomed attendees. Jim Nantz, nationally renowned sports broadcaster at CBS, delivered the keynote address, while other sessions included a CEO Roundtable with Mark Helm president and CEO at Dolese;…

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Buttigieg Touts Road Usage Fees

March 3, 2021 – Restoring the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) must occur in a way that is “sustainable, predictable, defensible and affordable” with “some sort of road usage levy necessary” on all vehicles in the future, according to Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Speaking at the virtual 2021 American Association of State Highway and…

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NSSGA Convention Goes Virtual This Week

March 2, 2021 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2021 Annual Convention is being held via a digital platform this year, providing an opportunity for its members to participate from wherever they work or reside. Originally scheduled for March 2021 in Atlanta, NSSGA worked with representatives across its leadership, membership and stakeholders to make the decision to conduct its annual meeting digitally,…

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Wake Stone Fights Hunger

March 1, 2021 – Kudos to Wake Stone Corp. for its donation in the amount of $5,000 to support the Food Bank of the Albemarle’s hunger-relief efforts in North Carolina. Quoted in OBX Today, Liz Reasoner, executive director, said the Food Bank of the Albemarle “is proud to include Wake Stone in the fight against hunger in northeastern North Carolina. We look forward to a continued…

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Summit by Region

Feb. 26, 2021 – Summit Materials, in its quarterly report, detailed the performance of its past quarter and year, by region. The West Segment reported operating income of $176.5 million in 2020, compared to $109.2 million in 2019, due to higher revenue from all lines of business. Aggregates revenue in 2020 increased 15.9% over 2019, partly as a result of a 4.4% increase in…

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