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Summit Materials acquires Utah construction materials company

Aug 25, 2015

Summit Materials acquires Utah construction materials company

Summit Materials announced this week that it has acquired Utah-based aggregate company LeGrand Johnson Construction Company. According to Summit Materials, the company completed the purchase Aug. 24 of the vertically integrated construction materials company to become part of the Denver-based aggregate producer's Kilgore ...

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A Game of Stones: Quarry set location of ‘The Wall’ in HBO show could become a permanent attraction

Aug 24, 2015

A Game of Stones: Quarry set location of ‘The Wall’ in HBO show could become a permanent attraction

The Magheramorne Quarry might just be an old Lafarge Tarmac cement quarry with a nice view of the Irish Sea in the real world. But in HBO's massively popular "Game of Thrones" fantasy television series, it's "The Wall" and it's all that ...

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Police chase ends in Buffalo Crushed Stone quarry

Aug 20, 2015

Police chase ends in Buffalo Crushed Stone quarry

A police chase in New York ended with the driver of a stolen vehicle driving down a 100-foot embankment into a quarry. According to the Buffalo News, Ohio-resident Andrew Betancur, Jr., stole a vehicle with New Jersey plates and cops spotted ...

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Granite company draining nearly 5 million gallons from quarry to assist in search for body

Aug 13, 2015

Granite company draining nearly 5 million gallons from quarry to assist in search for body

Upwards of 4.7 million gallons of water is being drained from a quarry in Minnesota with the help of a granite company in an attempt to find the body of a missing man. According to the St. Cloud Times, the Stearns County ...

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Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

Aug 05, 2015

Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

A superintendent at a sand and gravel operation died after a dredge capsized. According to Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 50-year-old man was working with another miner on a floating dredge to dislodge a clamshell bucket that became stuck at the ...

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LafargeHolcim offers to buy the remaining stake in Greek aggregate company

Aug 03, 2015

LafargeHolcim offers to buy the remaining stake in Greek aggregate company

LafargeHolcim is making moves to get even large just a month after it became the world's largest cement producer with a merger. The company offered on July 31 to purchase the remaining shares it doesn't own of the Greek aggregate company ...

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A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

Jul 30, 2015

A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

A judge in Kentucky has reopened a rock quarry in Franklin, Kentucky, after the local zoning board decided to revoke the quarry's Condition Use Permit. According to WBKO, Special Judge Tyler Gill revoked the Franklin-Simpson County Zoning Board's decision recently to ...

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New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Jul 04, 2015

New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a quarry environment. “The interesting thing about quarries is that you have ...

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Je Suis Charlie

Feb 03, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

Although I typically write about aggregates-specific issues on this page, I’m taking a bit of a break this month to talk to you about the folks on the other side of these pages, professional journalists such as those who write ...

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Happy New Year! Check out our most popular posts from 2014

Dec 31, 2014

Happy New Year! Check out our most popular posts from 2014

Happy New Year from everyone associated with Aggregates Manager! To celebrate, here are some of our most popular posts from 2014. Don't worry though, we plan to have even more great posts throughout the upcoming year. Stay tuned! Check out the fun ...

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A Spring of Hope for Favorable Business Ratings in 2014

Jan 01, 2014

A Spring of Hope for Favorable Business Ratings in 2014

While most operators don’t expect to be dazzled, most anticipate favorable business ratings for 2014. For a decade, Aggregates Manager has asked operators to assess business conditions and production rates for the current year and upcoming year. We share this information ...

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Are You Falling Behind?

Dec 01, 2013

Are You Falling Behind?

By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com     For more than a decade, Aggregates Manager has reported on technology trends and how they impact productivity. After all, with aggregates prices ranging from $5 to $15 per ton, depending on the product and market, shaving a ...

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