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If You Will Permit Me

Every year when we do our Benchmark Survey of aggregates producers, permitting is one of the issues that concerns survey recipients, and with good reason. There are some companies that have complained that it takes 10 to 20 years to get a permit to open a greenfield operation, a plant expansion or even to get an adjacent ready mix or asphalt plant installed.

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Welcome Back, Aggregates Almanac

This is our second annual Aggregates Almanac issue. I may be biased here, but I maintain that this is the most valuable single issue of any magazine published for the aggregates industry in a given year.

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A Little First Quarter Perspective

The publicly traded aggregates companies released their first-quarter reports, and several items beg for a little perspective.

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The Sand Man Cometh

You have all heard the international media reports about how the world is running out of sand. I have previously written about it in this space.

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Technology in Unlikely Places

Make no mistake, the world is getting more technologically advanced. Whether it is your tablet, phone, apps or the internet of things; or whether it is plant automation, machine telematics or fleet management, the path to greater profitability and better productivity is technology.

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