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FEB 2019

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ROCK products • February 2019 • 29 www.rockproducts.com REDUCE www.kpijci.com Impacting the Industry Respondents were asked the question "What will impact the U.S. aggregates indus- try the most in the near future and how should it prepare?" One respondent echoed concerns about labor, saying, "The labor pool will shrink, older workers retiring, young workers are harder to recruit to the industry." How- ever that respondent also added a warning about global competition: "Global competition will increase, more global takeovers regardless of the position of the White House – we live in a global economy even in our local aggregates operations." 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 0 - 500,00 0 tpy 500,000 – 1.5 mi l lion tpy 1.5 – 2.5 mi l lion tpy More than 2.5 million tpy No answer 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Both crushed stone and sand and gravel. Crushed stone only Sand and gravel only Specialty minerals Frac sand 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% Less than 5 5 – 10 10 – 15 More than 15 Frac sand What is your company's annual production capacity? What is your primary product? In how many states do you operate?

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