You can pay for it now or pay for it later — advice to quarries on community ties

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hopkinsBeing a good corporate neighbor takes a lot of time and effort—but the rewards are significant, particularly for quarry and concrete firms that hope to expand operations in their community, writes Chris Hopkins, The Saint Consulting Group’s senior vice president for aggregates and mining, in Concrete Answers.

Citing the case of Rohrer’s Quarry, which has experienced the benefits first-hand when it recently won permits for a new concrete plant in Lititz, Pennsylvania, he notes that in an age when NIMBYism is the prevailing attitude, building relationships within your community is essential to a peaceful coexistence and any future plants for expansion.

Chris’s article starts on page 1 and continues on page 13 in the magazine.

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