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PHOTOS: Check out the fun of Fertile Days at Fertile Quarry

Aug 22, 2014

PHOTOS: Check out the fun of Fertile Days at Fertile Quarry

Fertile Days 2014 were held at Fertile Quarry earlier this month with a ton of fun for kids of all ages. BMC Aggregates sponsored several events at its quarry including rock hunts, kids activities and informative tours. Pictures from the festival ...

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Hanson using 62 percent recycled aggregates

Aug 21, 2014

Hanson using 62 percent recycled aggregates

Hanson Building Materials has indicated it is now using 62 percent recycled aggregates in precast concrete and concrete blocks. The company released the information in its 2014 Sustainability Report. That's a huge increase from 50 percent in 2012 and 55 percent in 2010. ...

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Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

Aug 11, 2014

Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

The aggregates industry has a formidable presence in Washington, but when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), another ag industry is having an impressive impact: the agricultural industry. The ...

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Aggregates veteran honored by Junior Achievement

Jul 28, 2014

Aggregates veteran honored by Junior Achievement

Many members of the aggregates industry take community service seriously; a fact underscored earlier this month when Sean McLanahan, CEO and sixth-generation family owner of Hollidaysburg, Pa.-based McLanahan Corp., was awarded the Paul I. Detwiler III Achievement Award from Junior ...

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Aggregates needed to fill sinkhole

Jul 23, 2014

Aggregates needed to fill sinkhole

Aggregates have many applications — whether in road building, home construction, or toothpaste, but here’s one you may have never heard before. A contractor in Alaska needed 100 tons of aggregates to fill a 75-foot sinkhole that suddenly opened up ...

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PHOTOS: Operations show off plant entrances

Jul 11, 2014

PHOTOS: Operations show off plant entrances

This photo from Vulcan Materials Co.’s West Region Pleasanton Plant was featured on the July 2014 cover of Aggregates Manager.  The plant entrance is the first impression neighbors get of an operation, so it’s not surprising that many operations go to ...

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Concrete and aggregates committee celebrates century mark

Jul 11, 2014

Concrete and aggregates committee celebrates century mark

ASTM International committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates celebrated 100 years of research on June 23 in Toronto, Canada. Since the committee was formed in 1914 they have led the way in developing concrete standards and practices that many companies ...

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Route 66: This Must Be the Place

May 01, 2014

Route 66: This Must Be the Place

The trek along Route 66 travels through the small towns of Oklahoma.   By Bill Langer   Today, we depart Quapaw, Okla., and continue our westbound journey along old Route 66. We drive by several mountainous piles of waste rock (referred to as chat) ...

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A Merger of Equals

May 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com As we wait for Martin Marietta’s acquisition of Texas Industries to clear regulatory approval, another industry merger is set to change the face of the construction materials market — both domestically and globally. On April 7, the ...

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Aggregates contribute $52.3 billion to U.S. GDP

Nov 22, 2013

Aggregates contribute $52.3 billion to U.S. GDP

The aggregates sector contributes $52.3 billion each year to the real gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S., according to a new report from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The report, a technical briefing paper called “Industrial Minerals’ ...

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State and Province News November 2013

Nov 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.   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com     Alabama The Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the town of Gurley in the matter of the ...

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Psst… U.S. Industrial Minerals. Did You Know?….

Nov 01, 2013

Psst… U.S. Industrial Minerals. Did You Know?….

Production of U.S. industrial minerals is falling behind the demand for them.   By Bill Langer   Industrial minerals are found in nearly every man-made material, and their use tends to grow with our population and economy. Without industrial minerals, there would be no ...

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