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PHOTOS: Operations show off plant entrances

Jul 11, 2014

PHOTOS: Operations show off plant entrances

This photo from Vulcan Materials Co.’s West Region Pleasanton Plant was featured on the July 2014 cover of Aggregates Manager.  The plant entrance is the first impression neighbors get of an operation, so it’s not surprising that many operations go to ...

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$4.8 billion in transportation projects approved for Missouri; Ballot measure to fund projects heads to polls next month

Jul 10, 2014

$4.8 billion in transportation projects approved for Missouri; Ballot measure to fund projects heads to polls next month

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $4.8 billion in transportation projects that could would go into effect if state voters approve a transportation-focused ballot measure at the polls next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced ...

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Tippecanoe County Commissioners approve ordinance banning quarry development

Jul 09, 2014

Tippecanoe County Commissioners approve ordinance banning quarry development

Tippecanoe County Commissioners this week approved an ordinance banning quarry development near Americus, Ind., the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. The ordinance could prevent a limestone quarry proposed by Rogers Group from being constructed. The plan have faced opposition from neighbors ...

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Astec Industries names Jeff Elliott as group vice president

Jul 09, 2014

Astec Industries names Jeff Elliott as group vice president

Astec Industries announced Wednesday that it has named Jeff Elliott as group vice president of the Astec Aggregate Mining Group (AAMG), which became effective July 1. In his new role, Elliott is responsible for the direct oversight of Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI) ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing ...

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Proposed quarry in Lower Milford Township earns preliminary approval

Jul 08, 2014

Proposed quarry in Lower Milford Township earns preliminary approval

A proposed quarry in Lower Milford Township, Pa., is one step closer to becoming a reality after the township’s planning commission gave the project preliminary approval on Monday, WFMZ-TV reports. The preliminary approval proceeds a decade of debate and legal battles, ...

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Send in your best safety practices this month

Jul 08, 2014

Send in your best safety practices this month

What does your operation do to promote safe practices? That’s what we want to know as part of our Safety Tips contest. The contest gives you the opportunity to impact the industry by sharing your best practices with other readers. Any safety ...

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Lawmakers urged to search for highway funding solution

Jul 08, 2014

Lawmakers urged to search for highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Diesel fuel price report: July 7, 2014

Jul 07, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: July 7, 2014

Following two weeks of rising costs, U.S. diesel fuel prices are down this week, falling $0.007 per gallon for the week ending July 7. This week, diesel prices also declined in all 10 U.S. regions. The Gulf Coast region experienced the greatest ...

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Rogers Group refiles application for Americus quarry

Jul 07, 2014

Rogers Group refiles application for Americus quarry

Nearly two months after withdrawing its request for a special exception that would allow a proposed quarry to operate near Americus, Ind., Rogers Group is back in action. The company, which previously withdrew its request to focus on neighbor concerns, on ...

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Anglo American sells Lafarge Tarmac interest; Lafarge, Holcim propose divestment of assets

Jul 07, 2014

Anglo American sells Lafarge Tarmac interest; Lafarge, Holcim propose divestment of assets

Lafarge intends to divest the majority of Lafarge Tarmac assets after purchasing Anglo American’s 50-percent interest in the assets, the companies announced Monday. Related: Lafarge, Holcim merger expected to impact Canada According to a press release from Anglo American, Lafarge purchased the assets ...

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5 companies release new apps for aggregates industry

Jul 04, 2014

5 companies release new apps for aggregates industry

Truck-weighing app Cardinal Scale’s new Pathway mobile app allows truck drivers to remain inside the cab while weighing the truck. Designed to provide all standard truck scale ID storage functions, the app uses NTEP 825 Spectrum indicator’s weight display. It automatically ...

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