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Meet Me in St. Louis

Feb 01, 2014

Meet Me in St. Louis

From the land of Lincoln to the Gateway Arch, Route 66 highlights interesting insights into history.   By Bill Langer   As we continue our trip along old Route 66 from Chicago, Ill., to St. Louis, Mo., we pass through Springfield, Ill., home of ...

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Crystalline Silica Exposure — Take Time and Get it Right

Nov 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   On Sept. 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. While our coverage of health and safety issues typically focuses on the Mine Safety ...

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On the Upswing

Oct 01, 2013

On the Upswing

U.S. Concrete’s growth shows that, even in a down market, its fortunes are on the rise.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief     Just over a year ago, I got a phone call from Bill Sandbrook, president and CEO of Euless, Texas-based U.S. Concrete. He ...

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Higher Education

Jun 01, 2013

Higher Education

  While young kids are cute, older students learn not only about mining, but also job opportunities.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com     School tours have long been a staple among community relations programs at many aggregate operations. Both operational staff and young children ...

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Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

Jun 01, 2013

Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

By George H. Reddin   Merger and acquisition activity remains slow, but steady, as the outlook for many construction markets remains flat and disappointing. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in March, as the biggest drop in government projects in more than ...

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Celebrating the Planet

Jun 01, 2013

Celebrating the Planet

Producers find an assortment of ways to celebrate Earth Day and show how they nurture nature.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   While NIMBY groups may not view aggregate operations as environmentally friendly, reality and perception are often miles apart. Many operators go ...

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Even in Alaska — Take 2

Feb 21, 2013

Even in Alaska — Take 2

Our second trip to Alaska, and our second aggregate operation encounter, came the summer our son out-processed from Elmendorf AFB. His three-year tour of duty was over, and he was reassigned to Cannon AFB in Clovis, N.M. Though he greatly ...

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Putting Core Values First

Feb 01, 2013

Putting Core Values First

When Cemex looked for ways to improve company performance, it turned to six core values determined by its employees.   by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor    Cemex’s Balcones Quarry is located in New Braunfels, right in the heart of Texas hill country and next ...

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Ontario Study Debunks Water Worries

Jan 01, 2013

Ontario Study Debunks Water Worries

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor tgbarbaccia@randallreilly.com   In a win for the aggregates industry, a study has found that aggregate extraction operations have no ...

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Heavy Haulers

Jul 01, 2012

Heavy Haulers

Rigid frame haul trucks continue to provide heavy hauling for aggregate operations.     CATERPILLAR INC.  Tier 4 final certification Caterpillar Inc. says its new 777G off-highway truck is Tier 4 Final, delivering greater levels of production and fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced safety, ...

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Harnessing the Wind

Jun 07, 2012

Harnessing the Wind

Teichert Aggregates turned to the wind when it sought a ‘green’ source for saving money on energy.   After the 2008 economic downturn, aggregate producers across the United States began looking for ways to weather the storm, and an important part of ...

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Mining for the Environment

Jun 07, 2012

Mining for the Environment

Lafarge’s Wildlife at Work certification shows how aggregate operations can coexist in harmony with the environment. Acompany’s gravel pit one day is another person’s wildlife-filled park down the line. Lafarge has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to turn mined- out ...

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