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Firefighters put out tunnel fire at Maine gravel pit

Apr 03, 2015

Tuesday afternoon, March 31, firefighters put out a fire in a tunnel beneath a stockpile of gravel at Harry C. Crooker & Sons in Topsham, Maine. Bangor Daily News reports that Topsham Fire Chief Brian Stockdale says firefighters arrived shortly ...

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VIDEO: Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant runs a sand dredging operation in southwest Louisiana

Apr 03, 2015

Sand and water flow from the screen tower into a classifier. Concrete sand is separated from mason sand and run through a dewatering screw, and is then carried by conveyor belt to a radial stacker for stockpiling. Click here to read ...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant runs a sand dredging operation in southwest Louisiana

Apr 02, 2015

PHOTO GALLERY: Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant runs a sand dredging operation in southwest Louisiana

Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant runs a sand dredging operation in southwest Louisiana where bayous, swamps, lakes, and ‘gators abound. Click here to read the full story and see more photos and videos from the plant.

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

Apr 02, 2015

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatalgram with details about a fatal accident that occurred on March 17, 2015, at a dredging operation. A 44-year-old haul truck driver with four days of experience was injured while ...

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Danny R. Shepherd retires from Vulcan Materials Co.

Apr 02, 2015

Vulcan Materials Co. has announced the retirement of Vice Chairman Danny R. Shepherd, effective April 1, 2015. According to a company press release, Shepherd joined Vulcan Materials in 1973, after graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in management. He ...

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MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Apr 01, 2015

MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Though the following accident occurred at a copper mine, it provides an opportunity for all metal/non-metal operations to discuss truck and mobile equipment operation safety, as well as review Best Practices to avoid such an incident. On Dec. 18, 2014, a ...

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The Silvi Group acquires three concrete plants from R.E. Pierson Materials

Apr 01, 2015

The Silvi Group purchased three concrete manufacturing facilities located in Lumberton, Winslow, and Logan Townships in New Jersey. from R.E. Pierson Materials. The Lumberton Township plant, purchased Dec. 16, 2014, will operate as Silvi Concrete of Mt. Holly. The Winslow ...

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Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant is diggin’ Cajun style

Apr 01, 2015

Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant is diggin’ Cajun style

Southwest Louisiana is dotted with lakes, swamps, and bayous, and boasts a very healthy ’gator population, but it is also an area where large deposits of sand and gravel can be found, thanks to the meanderings of the Mississippi River. ...

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The global competition for sand is a deadly war in India

Mar 31, 2015

The global competition for sand is a deadly war in India

Sand producers compete for business in the United States, but that’s nothing compared to what’s happening in other parts of the world. Wired reports that the demand for construction sand is greater than ever before, spawning a worldwide boom of ...

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Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday, March 30, after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger terms that were put in place on March 20 to make Holcim shareholders happy and keep the merger ...

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Truck spills gravel on Interstate 35 in Round Rock, Texas

Mar 30, 2015

There has been quite a bit of road construction going on in Texas, so drivers expect some road work delays. They don’t, however, expect to find loose gravel on an interstate, but that’s exactly what happened Friday on a stretch ...

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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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