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Brian Ethridge was the Online Managing Editor for Better Roads and Aggregates Manager.

Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Feb 11, 2015

Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Eagle Materials reported a record third quarter of fiscal 2015 which ended Dec. 31, 2014.The company reported record quarterly revenues of $292 million, up 27 percent year over year. The company also reported a record third quarter cement earnings of $37.6 million, up 44 ...

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Rogers Group names new VP and COO

Feb 06, 2015

Rogers Group names new VP and COO

Rogers Group, with corporate headquarters in Nashville, has named Darin Matson as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his most recent position Matson served as Division Vice President of RGI responsible for the company’s operations in Arkansas and western Kentucky ...

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Vulcan reports huge fourth quarter

Feb 06, 2015

Vulcan reports huge fourth quarter

Vulcan Materials made a lot of shareholders happy after reporting a huge fourth quarter profit. The company reported a revenue increase of 11 percent to $755 million. Gross profit increased saw a 45 percent increase to $170 million. Total revenue for 2014 ...

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NSSGA honors CalPortland’s Environmental Manager

Feb 06, 2015

NSSGA honors CalPortland’s Environmental Manager

CalPortland's environmental manager Matthew Hinck has been honored with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has ...

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Martin Marietta holds open house for proposed asphalt and concrete plants

Feb 05, 2015

Martin Marietta holds open house for proposed asphalt and concrete plants

Martin Marietta Materials held an open house this month in Loveland, Colorado, to share information regarding plans to build asphalt and concrete plants at a site off U.S. 34. The open house lasted several hours with representatives from Martin Marietta and its consultant, Tetra ...

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CRH agrees to pay $7.4 billion for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Feb 04, 2015

CRH agrees to pay $7.4 billion for Holcim and Lafarge assets

At the end of January Aggregates Manager reported that CRH emerged as the frontrunner to purchase assets from that Lafarge and Holcim must sell as part of a planned merger. CRH has now agreed to pay $7.4 billion for the assets in a deal ...

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Continental finalizes deal for Veyance

Feb 04, 2015

Continental finalizes deal for Veyance

Continental has finalized its acquisition of U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies after receiving approval from Brazilian antitrust authority CADE (Council for Economic Defense). The transaction is valued at 1.4 billion euros, or $1.59 billion. Veyance is a company with 27 plants around the world with specialties in ...

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Aggregate production went way up in 2014

Feb 03, 2015

Aggregate production went way up in 2014

Everyone in the business should be happy to hear the production of construction aggregates rose to an estimated 2.171 billion metric tons, representing a total value of $19.8 billion in 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report. That's ...

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Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

Feb 02, 2015

Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

President Obama has proposed a $478 billion that would pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure over the next six years. Instead of raising the federal gas tax, Obama’s proposal would be paid for with money generated by a one-time tax holiday ...

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers online Master’s in mining

Feb 02, 2015

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers online Master’s in mining

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has recently been named first in the country in the 2015 ranking of the “50 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs,” beating out Columbia, Cornell, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Texas Tech for the ...

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Senators propose tax holiday to fund transportation infrastructure

Feb 02, 2015

Senators propose tax holiday to fund transportation infrastructure

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have proposed a corporate tax holiday to pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure. The proposal would give businesses a reprieve from penalties for avoiding prior taxes if they agree to move money back ...

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Revenues increase for United States Lime and Minerals

Feb 02, 2015

Revenues increase for United States Lime and Minerals

United States Lime and Minerals has reported a revenue increase to $35.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. That's a 17.6 percent increase from the $30.1 million the Dallas-based company reported for the fourth quarter of 2013. The company's lime ...

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