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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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From Nothing — A Successful Business

Nov 01, 2012

From Nothing — A Successful Business

The Aguilar family didn’t let starting out with nothing but a truck and a screen stop them from turning their small business into a prosperous company.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   The small town of Socorro, N.M., just south of Albuquerque, is ...

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Maximize Mobile Productivity

May 01, 2012

Maximize Mobile Productivity

Use these seven maintenance practices to keep mobile crushers dependable throughout their working life. By Paul McLaren     Today’s mobile crushers are rugged and dependable machines, but crushing and processing material can result in excessive wear on certain components, excessive vibration throughout the ...

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Rock Science

Apr 01, 2012

Rock Science

Consider the impact of the physical and chemical properties of the parts when evaluating the whole. By Bill Langer After I retired from the U.S. Geological Survey last November, my wife, Pam, and I moved to Phoenix, Ariz. We currently live with ...

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The Bucket List

Jan 18, 2012

The Bucket List

Check out this round up of buckets and teeth that can help your operation dig up big profits. by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Specialty buckets for excavators allow operators to crush or screen material on site, on the go. Rotobec Rotobec says ...

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Carved in Stone

Nov 13, 2011

Carved in Stone

W is for Weathered Rock An old-school sound test demonstrates the difference between soil, core stones, and solid bedrock. Early in my career, I worked on a project in the northern Virginia province of Piedmont. I was preparing a map and report ...

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