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American Concrete Institute promotes new managing director

Jan 14, 2016

The American Concrete Institute has a new managing director. The organization announced in a press release that long-time employee Christopher J. Darnell had been promoted to become the new managing director and focus his efforts on improving member and customer experience by ...

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Duluth turning old quarry into a new park with ice climbing

Dec 07, 2015

Duluth turning old quarry into a new park with ice climbing

The rocky cliff at an old crushed stone quarry Minnesota has long been a somewhat hidden destination for thrill seekers looking for an icy ascent. And one group is close to opening an actual park to the public for climbers looking to new adventure. According ...

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NAPA panel: Asphalt durability relies on mix design, density, and paving basics

Jul 17, 2015

NAPA panel: Asphalt durability relies on mix design, density, and paving basics

Members of the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Pavement Performance task group told attendees of the association’s midyear conference that asphalt pavement durability boils down to elements of mix design, density and going back to the basics of paving best ...

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U.S. Concrete purchases Virginia concrete manufacturer

Jun 01, 2015

U.S. Concrete purchases Virginia concrete manufacturer

  U.S. Concrete increased its presence in the Washington, D.C. area with the purchase of DuBrook Concrete. U.S. Concrete announced in a press release June 1 that it purchased the Chantilly, Virginia, company to increase its footprint in northern Virginia and across ...

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Rock County Planning and Development committee approves conditional-use sand and gravel mining permit

Apr 16, 2015

Despite opposition from the county planning staff and Milton residents, the Rock County Planning and Development committee voted 3-2 to approve a conditional-use permit for the Harold Traynor Revocable Living Trust to mine sand and gravel at a 137-acre gravel ...

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Aggregate production up 7 percent in 2014

Mar 03, 2015

Aggregate production up 7 percent in 2014

Based on information gathered from its quarterly sample survey of crushed stone and sand and gravel producers, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated that 595 million short tons of construction aggregates were produced and shipped during the fourth quarter ...

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Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Feb 19, 2015

Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Another positive sign that construction is on the upswing comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bureau has announced that it will auction more than 9.5 million tons of sand and gravel from the Lone Mountain Community Pit ...

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Texas Panhandle offers flatlands of the high and low plains

Jun 01, 2014

Texas Panhandle offers flatlands of the high and low plains

The Texas Panhandle offers the flatlands of the Low Plains and the really, really flatlands of the High Plains. By Bill Langer Today, we resume our trip along historic Route 66 starting at Texola, Okla., and head west across the Texas Panhandle. ...

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The Aggregates Industry’s Impact Along Route 66

Jan 01, 2014

The Aggregates Industry’s Impact Along Route 66

Get your kicks on a scenic tour ...   By Bill Langer   If you are even remotely associated with the aggregates industry, you probably know that highways are one of the major consumers of sand, gravel, and crushed stone. But in addition to ...

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Balance sheet management continues among operators

Nov 01, 2013

Balance sheet management continues among operators

  Corporate divestitures once again dominated the activity last month, with Lafarge North America, Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. leading the way. Balance sheet management continues to be the emphasis to create liquidity and borrowing capacity to take advantage of when ...

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State and Province News September 2013

Sep 01, 2013

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates.   California Despite community opposition, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved San Rafael Rock Quarry’s plans to recycle asphalt from Marin roads projects. The ...

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A Christmas Story — It’s a Clinker!

Dec 01, 2012

A Christmas Story — It’s a Clinker!

While The Old Man may not have appreciated it, clinker is a welcome product in some parts of the world.   By Bill Langer     One of my favorite passages from the movie A Christmas Story (1983) goes like this: The Old Man (Ralphie’s father): ...

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