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Hoyt Wire Cloth and Bramco-MPS have formed a new partnership

Sep 01, 2015

Bramco-MPS is the newest distributor for Hoyt Wire Cloth, the two companies announced in a press release Aug. 20. The Louisville, Kentucky-based Bramco-MPS will now be distributing Hoyt Wire Cloth products all across Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Bramco-MPS has been providing ...

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Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)

Aug 31, 2015

Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)

The Michels Materials limestone quarry is taking a day off from rocks in or order to let the good times roll. Quarry Quest is returning for a 16th year at the quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin to give families a chance to have safe ...

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The U.S. saw an increase in construction aggregates in the second quarter

Aug 27, 2015

The U.S. saw an increase in construction aggregates in the second quarter

The production of American construction aggregates increased in the second quarter of 2015, with more than 1.1 billion tons produced in the quarter. According to the United States Geological Survey, production of construction aggregates had a 5 percent increase in the second ...

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Aggregates included in bill to make domestic mine permitting easier

Aug 11, 2015

Aggregates included in bill to make domestic mine permitting easier

  A bill that would make it easier to get a permit for a domestic mine, including aggregate mines, was passed by a U.S. House of Representatives committee in July. The National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2015, or H.R. 1937, ...

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Illinois teachers learn about the aggregates industry in a IAAP workshop

Aug 06, 2015

Illinois teachers learn about the aggregates industry in a IAAP workshop

Several Illinois teachers became students during their summer vacation as they delved into aggregate mining during a workshop in July. According to the Anna Gazette-Democrat, The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers held the 19th edition of the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals and ...

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Sands mine in a dispute with Wisconsin city over drone use

May 29, 2015

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A crashed drone landing at a Wisconsin sand mine has garnered charges for the town clerk and the drone pilot, and has the mine owners calling for more charges. Cooks Valley Town Clerk Victoria Trinko asked a man named Henry Boschen ...

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Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

May 28, 2015

Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

  Just as the federal government patches the national transportation fund, Vermont’s governor signed into law a bill to send hundreds of millions to transportation funding. The Vermont Business Journal reported that Governor Peter Shumlin had the backdrop of a new bridge ...

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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Higher volumes in the U.S., Mexico lead Cemex to sales increase

May 20, 2015

Higher volumes in the U.S., Mexico lead Cemex to sales increase

Cemex announced that it had a 7 percent bump in sales during the first quarter due in part to higher volumes moving in America and Mexico. Cemex's net sales hit $3.4 billion during the first quarter, and the company's EBITDA increased ...

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The Labor Department is auditing MSHA for allegedly failing to collect penalty fines

May 19, 2015

The Labor Department is auditing MSHA for allegedly failing to collect penalty fines

  The Mine Safety and Health Administration may have failed to collect millions of dollars in mine safety penalties. And it’s garnered the attention of the inspector general of the Labor Department. NPR reports that the inspector general, Scott Dahl, has launched ...

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Vulcan Materials reports growth in first quarter

May 11, 2015

Vulcan Materials reports growth in first quarter

  Vulcan Materials saw gross profit balloon 128 percent in the first quarter of the year, as the company reported growth across the board. The Birmingham-based aggregate producer had a total gross profit in the first quarter of 2015 at $78 million. ...

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Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

May 11, 2015

Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

Highbank Resources Ltd. loaded its first shipment of aggregates at its new barge-loading facility in British Columbia and delivered it to the Port of Prince Rupert. Helenic Shipping News reports that Highbank Director Jim Place, P. Geo., boarded the 100-foot ...

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