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Therese Dunphy has been covering the aggregates industry since 1991 and helped launch Aggregates Manager in 1996.

Martin Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry earns recognition for safety

Feb 08, 2016

Martin  Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry earns recognition for safety

Nearly seven years ago, Martin Marietta acquired the Guernsey Quarry, which is located in a small town in southeastern Wyoming. The site boasts five geological rock types: limestone, dolomite, quartzite, basalt, and sandstone. While modernizations are taking place at the ...

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EPA oversteps on its promotion of WOTUS

Feb 04, 2016

EPA oversteps on its promotion of WOTUS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) went too far in its efforts to promote its Waters of the U.S. rule. While that is likely the opinion of many reading this, it’s also the opinion of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). ...

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State and Province News – February 2016

Feb 01, 2016

State and Province News – February 2016

CALIFORNIA Planetary scientists are testing a new type of drill, which is intended to look for signs of life deep below Mars’ surface, at a United States Gypsum Co. operation in California. According to the Arizona Science and Innovation Desk, the ...

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Aggregates Industry Outlook improves based on passage of FAST Act

Feb 01, 2016

Aggregates Industry Outlook improves based on passage of FAST Act

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index In January, the Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) rebounded by more 1.52 percent against December, to an overall score of 127.51. The increase came — with cautious optimism — on the heels of the passage of the Fixing America’s ...

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Keep on rocking in the real world

Jan 20, 2016

Keep on rocking in the real world

Year-over-year growth seems to be the overall sentiment of respondents to the Aggregates Manager 2015-2016 Forecast Survey. The survey assesses production trends for the current year and asks producers their expectations for the coming year. For the first time since 2006, ...

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Environmental group has to pay operator $110,000 in costs

Jan 19, 2016

Environmental group has to pay operator $110,000 in costs

In a unique turn of events, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) ordered an environmental group to pay the a portion of an operator's costs to defend itself against the group's appeal of its zoning. Board vice  chair Jyoti Zuidema awarded ...

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Aggregates Industry Outlook

Jan 14, 2016

Aggregates Industry Outlook

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index In December, the Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) dropped by more than 4 percent against November, to an overall score of 125.60. The decrease came despite the passage of the first long-term highway bill in recent history, and seems ...

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State and Province News – January 2016

Jan 07, 2016

State and Province News – January 2016

MAINE The U.S. Department of Labor filed a complaint seeking a court-ordered injunction prohibiting quarry owner Conrad J. Smith from interfering with or preventing Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors from inspecting his site and enforcing safety measures there. According ...

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Creative problem solving

Jan 05, 2016

Creative problem solving

As part of our annual forecast survey (see page 14), we ask producers which issues pose the greatest challenge. Over the last two years, finding and retaining workers has re-emerged as a top concern; 63 percent of this year’s survey ...

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Keep Conveyors on Track

Jan 04, 2016

Keep Conveyors on Track

Adjustable tail reduces drop height of material Irock Crushers says it builds high-capacity conveyors with heavy-duty components and channel frames for durability and longevity. The tracked T-8048 conveyor features a 48-inch-wide belt and stretches 80 feet in length. It can stockpile ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Weir Mineral’s Floway VTSP

Dec 31, 2015

25 Days of RollOuts: Weir Mineral’s Floway VTSP

Weir Minerals Floway Pumps’ Floway VTSP — vertical turbine slurry pump — addresses demand for a longer-lasting, abrasives solids handling vertical turbine pump. Following several years of design, research, and testing, Weir says the unit has been demonstrated to last ...

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Aggregates Industry Outlook jumps on the news of a House bill featuring long-term transportation funding

Dec 30, 2015

Aggregates Industry Outlook jumps on the news of a House bill featuring long-term transportation funding

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index In November, the Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) jumped nearly 7 percent against October, to an overall score of 130.99. The increase came on the heels of news that the House of Representatives passed a six-year bill to spend ...

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