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Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

Mar 04, 2015

Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

A piece of Minnesota’s mining history has disappeared beneath the waves of Lake Superior. The waterfront landmark in Duluth, a column that was one of several supports for a trestle used to unload sand and gravel barges a century ago, ...

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Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

Feb 23, 2015

Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

On Feb. 3, the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) named Brad Powell, VCNA Prairie, Inc., as the 2014 recipient of its prestigious “Miner of the Year” Award. The award was presented by IMAA Executive Director Robert Jones at the Awards ...

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Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Feb 20, 2015

Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Seventy-five people representing nearly 50 distributors worldwide attended Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens’ inaugural Global Distributor Conference held in Ireland Jan. 12-15. The program included three days of keynote sessions and workshops at the Slieve Russell hotel. The final ...

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Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Feb 11, 2015

Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Eagle Materials reported a record third quarter of fiscal 2015 which ended Dec. 31, 2014.The company reported record quarterly revenues of $292 million, up 27 percent year over year. The company also reported a record third quarter cement earnings of $37.6 million, up 44 ...

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Vulcan reports huge fourth quarter

Feb 06, 2015

Vulcan reports huge fourth quarter

Vulcan Materials made a lot of shareholders happy after reporting a huge fourth quarter profit. The company reported a revenue increase of 11 percent to $755 million. Gross profit increased saw a 45 percent increase to $170 million. Total revenue for 2014 ...

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Aggregate production went way up in 2014

Feb 03, 2015

Aggregate production went way up in 2014

Everyone in the business should be happy to hear the production of construction aggregates rose to an estimated 2.171 billion metric tons, representing a total value of $19.8 billion in 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report. That's ...

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Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

Dec 30, 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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