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Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

Jun 25, 2015

Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

The Senate Committee on Appropriations in a 20-10 vote has approved the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that had been given the nod by subcommittee earlier this week. The full Senate will now consider the bill. “The American ...

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Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

Jun 23, 2015

Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which will now be turned over to the full committee for consideration on June 25. The bill ...

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House Ways & Means hearing highlights universal desire for long-term transportation funding, division over source of finances

Jun 17, 2015

House Ways & Means hearing highlights universal desire for long-term transportation funding, division over source of finances

Members of the House Ways and Means committee agreed in the June 17 long-term Highway Trust Fund (HTF) financing hearing that action and solutions are needed as soon as possible, but diverged in their thoughts on the methods of providing ...

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Pelosi hints at approval for trade package if Republicans support long-term transportation funding

Jun 15, 2015

Pelosi hints at approval for trade package if Republicans support long-term transportation funding

The trade adjustment assistance (TAA) bill shot down by members of the House last week might get support from Democrats if Republicans were to get behind bigger transportation funding efforts, according to Nancy Pelosi (D-California). The Hill reported the House Minority ...

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House passes transportation funding patch bill

May 19, 2015

House passes transportation funding patch bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The bill, introduced by Congressmen Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, and Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), House Ways and Means ...

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Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

May 18, 2015

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

Efforts to create at least a short-term patch for transportation funding are in the works this week, with one bill, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 2353), set to go before the House of Representatives Rules Committee ...

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PHOTOS: Virtual tour of World of Concrete 2015

Feb 04, 2015

PHOTOS: Virtual tour of World of Concrete 2015

Day one of World of Concrete 2015 is in the books. The Las Vegas Convention Center was packed full of construction and concrete professionals checking out a wealth of tools and new heavy machinery. We stalked the halls of the ...

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Diesel continues price plummet, hits 26-month low

Sep 23, 2014

Diesel continues price plummet, hits 26-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 2.3 cents in the week ended Sept. 22 to $3.778, according to the Department of Energy. That’s the lowest average diesel price since the week ended July 16, 2012, ...

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September 2014

Sep 09, 2014

September 2014

Going Underground - Roof Control

Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

Sep 08, 2014

Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

      Unimin’s Guion Plant is located in the heart of the small town of Guion, Ark. in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The plant, which operates an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant, has quite a ...

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August 2014

Aug 09, 2014

August 2014

Good Housekeeping

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a look inside Texas Crushed Stone Co.’s Georgetown Quarry

May 27, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a look inside Texas Crushed Stone Co.’s Georgetown Quarry

The family-owned and operated Texas Crushed Stone Co. was incorporated in 1947. The company’s Georgetown Quarry, which was opened in the late 1950s, has been one of the nation’s top producing crushed stone operations for the past few years. Click through the ...

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