Tags: aggregates

Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

Dec 01, 2014

Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

From towns built around the limestone and aggregate industries to the Santa Monica Pier’s concrete pilings, the journey comes to a close. When we leave Barstow, Calif., for the final leg of our virtual trip along historic Route 66, we head ...

Read More...

Grade school students visit Vulcan’s Lisbon Quarry

Nov 12, 2014

Grade school students visit Vulcan’s Lisbon Quarry

Seneca Grade School's sixth grade class enjoyed a field trip to Vulcan Materials Lisbon Quarry recently. The kids visited as part of a mining unit they're studying. Plant Manager Don Theobald, along with other staff, enjoyed organizing several learning experiences for the students ...

Read More...

Vulcan’s profit up 62 percent in Q3

Nov 07, 2014

Vulcan’s profit up 62 percent in Q3

Vulcan Materials reported a third-quarter profit of 62 percent thanks to continued growth in aggregates shipments and stronger average selling prices. Vulcan now expects its 2014 aggregates shipments to come in near the top end of its previous guidance for an increase 7 ...

Read More...

Vulcan continues to grow, completes six acquisitions

Oct 01, 2014

Vulcan continues to grow, completes six acquisitions

Vulcan Materials continues to expand the company's footprint across america with six acquisitions during the third quarter of 2014. Vulcan's most recent acquisitions include five aggregates facilities and associated downstream assets in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., as ...

Read More...

Aggregates production way up in second quarter

Sep 25, 2014

Aggregates production way up in second quarter

Production of aggregates had a huge increase in production during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of the year. According to a quarterly  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), domestic production of construction materials (cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed ...

Read More...

How much fun can you handle? Quarry Quest 2014 Photos

Sep 25, 2014

How much fun can you handle? Quarry Quest 2014 Photos

With so many entertainment options for children (video games, cartoons, ect.), it's no wonder why aggregates wouldn't be considered a very fun subject. But for at least one day a year, aggregates end up being the highlight of day for ...

Read More...

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

Sep 05, 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 ...

Read More...

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. ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW

advertisement

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

BLOG

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement