Editorial

When it comes to transportation funding, is it better to laugh or cry?

When it comes to transportation funding, is...

- Apr 01, 2015

In March, John Oliver brought a new approach to the age-old debate over infrastructure spending — humor. In a 21-minute ...

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Quarry reclamation projects to be recognized

Quarry reclamation projects to be recognized

- Mar 01, 2015

Before the first shovel of overburden has been removed from most mines, plans are already made for a post-mining land ...

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Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

- Feb 03, 2015

Although I typically write about aggregates-specific issues on this page, I’m taking a bit of a break this month to ...

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California aggregates tax could be a...

- Jan 05, 2015

In most aggregates operations, producers look for ways to shave pennies, nickels, and dimes from their cost per ton. After ...

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Workforce Development

- Dec 01, 2014

As signs point to growth in the aggregates industry, one lasting impact from the Great Recession may be the lack ...

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Hitting a safety milestone

Hitting a safety milestone

- Nov 01, 2014

Martin Marietta’s Beckmann Quarry recently achieved a remarkable milestone — 2 million consecutive employee hours without a reportable incident. The ...

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Turkey comes early this year

- Oct 01, 2014

The process of buying property and developing a greenfield site can be daunting. Testing must be conducted to ensure the ...

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The Ripple Effect of the Lafarge and Holcim...

- Aug 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com As the megadeal between Lafarge and Holcim proceeds, it will be interesting to watch the ripple effect ...

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Take the long term approach to community relations

Take the long term approach to community...

- Jul 01, 2014

A solid relationship between an aggregates operation and the community in which it operates often shares the same characteristics as ...

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Reversing the trend in metal/non-metal fatalities

Reversing the trend in metal/non-metal...

- Jun 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com Since 2011, the metal/non-metal mining sector has been on a steady path toward safer operations. Year over ...

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