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Brian Ethridge is the Online Managing Editor for Better Roads and Aggregates Manager. In addition to managing the websites, he's in charge of the daily newsletter and social media accounts for both publications. You can contact him with suggestions, tips and/or opinions at: BrianEthridge@randallreilly.com

Harrison Gypsum acquires The Gravel Company

Oct 17, 2014

Harrison Gypsum acquires The Gravel Company

Harrison Gypsum, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired The Gravel Company. The Gravel Company provides aggregate materials, including sand and gravel, limestone, and caliche, to the construction industry across various oil & gas basins throughout South Texas. Financial terms of the ...

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Vulcan makes several changes to its organizational structure

Oct 17, 2014

Vulcan makes several changes to its organizational structure

Vulcan Materials, the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, has announced new division leadership and changes to its organizational structure. The new structure, effective January 1, 2015, places key leaders within the organization in seven operating divisions. The Company's divisions will be as follows: The ...

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Holcim’s Bill Behie inducted into Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2014

Holcim’s Bill Behie inducted into Hall of Fame

Bill Behie, Market Manager, Southeast Sales Group at Holcim (US) Inc., has received the National Masonry Instructors Hall of Fame Award. He was recognized specifically for his community involvement, and as a result of the award, Behie was inducted into the ...

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U.S. diesel average sees biggest drop in over a year

Oct 16, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. That’s the largest week-to-week drop since the week ended April 29, 2013, ...

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ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund …NOW!

Oct 15, 2014

ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund …NOW!

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane has released the above video urging transportation design and construction industry professionals to let their voices be heard during the mid-term elections. Ruane's video highlights the current political situation with ...

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Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

Oct 14, 2014

Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

An owner of a rock quarry in Porterville, California, felt the need to defend his business after an area park manager accused it of drying up area wells. Valarie Bowker, park manager and daughter of the owners at Eagles Nest Resort, ...

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Founder of Florida Crushed Stone dies

Oct 14, 2014

Founder of Florida Crushed Stone dies

Frederick “Browne” Gregg, the founder of Florida Crushed Stone, has passed away at the age of 92. Under his direct, Gregg built the company into a huge corporation that included business segments in aggregates, cement, lime as well as a power plant. “His ...

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Victory Nickel to acquire sand deposit in Wisconsin

Oct 13, 2014

Victory Nickel to acquire sand deposit in Wisconsin

Victory Nickel has entered into an option to acquire a 100 percent interest in a land package totalling over 300 acres in southwestern Wisconsin. The company is specifically targeting a 100-acre ridge that has been determined to contain one of the ...

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80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel dumped on highway

Oct 10, 2014

80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel dumped on highway

  A little bit of sand and gravel usually doesn't cause any problems for drivers, but 80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel can cause a ton of problems! Transportation officials were forced to stop traffic on southbound I-35, north of New Braunfels, TX ...

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Summit Materials announces three acquisitions

Oct 10, 2014

Summit Materials announces three acquisitions

Summit Materials has announced the acquisitions of Southwest Ready-Mix, a ready-mix concrete company in southwest Houston, Texas; Colorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates company in Colorado County, Texas; and Concrete Supply of Topeka/Builders Choice Concrete, an aggregates and ready-mix ...

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Dear Congress: Time to show some urgency

Oct 09, 2014

Dear Congress: Time to show some urgency

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is urging Congress to pass a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible. TCC says failing to do so will lead to another self-imposed funding crisis would undermine vital road, highway and transit ...

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UPDATE: Sweetman charged with felony

Oct 09, 2014

UPDATE: Sweetman charged with felony

In early August Aggregates Manager reported on police catching Timothy Sweetman, 43, for illegally cutting down trees and shrubs at Dorset Quarry. We have now learned that Sweetman has been charged with a felony. Sweetman argues he had permission from the quarry ...

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