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Take Five: Looking Forward

Aug 01, 2013

As one of the industry’s great PR gurus retires, he talks about what works and highlights the industry’s next big challenge.   By John English   Q.) How has the industry changed over your career?   A.) From my perspective, it has changed tremendously. It might ...

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Four major California areas expected to deplete aggregate supply in next 10 years

Jun 18, 2013

Four major California areas expected to deplete aggregate supply in next 10 years

Four major regions in California--San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno and the San Fernando Valley--are likely to deplete their permitted aggregate supply within the next decade, according to recent data from the California Geological Survey (CGS). CGS released in March its 2012 update ...

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Even in Alaska — Take 2

Feb 21, 2013

Even in Alaska — Take 2

Our second trip to Alaska, and our second aggregate operation encounter, came the summer our son out-processed from Elmendorf AFB. His three-year tour of duty was over, and he was reassigned to Cannon AFB in Clovis, N.M. Though he greatly ...

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Even in Alaska

Feb 20, 2013

Even in Alaska

I never used to pay attention to aggregate operations while traveling...I'm sure most people don't. But ever since I began working on Aggregates Manager magazine, I notice them everywhere I go...even in Alaska. During the nine years our middle son was in ...

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Video of the Week — Michels Materials’ Waterloo Quarry

Feb 20, 2013

I took this week's video of the pit and portable processing plant at Michels Materials' Waterloo Quarry in Wisconsin. You can watch the video on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/aggregatesmanager, or on our YouTube channel. 

Stock market highs and lows

Feb 18, 2013

Stock market highs and lows

The ever-changing status of aggregate stocks caught the attention of the Triangle Business Journal earlier this month. "They've been bouncing all over the place, and, since Thanksgiving, zinging almost back into pre-recession territory," reports Chris Bagley. "But they've edged back ...

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Aggmen in Training

Feb 07, 2013

Aggmen in Training

I have two young grandsons, ages 2 and 4, who visit me quite often. When they visit, one of their favorite things to do is watch the videos I’ve taken at aggregate quarries. While we watch the videos, we talk ...

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Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss DB-100 offers powerful dust suppression

Jan 16, 2013

Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss DB-100 offers powerful dust suppression

Dust Control Technology says its new DustBoss DB-100 dust-suppression unit is engineered for use in large quarries. With a range of more than 100 meters, the machine is able to reach stockpiles 200 to 300 feet high. The atomized misting ...

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A Visit to Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Dec 17, 2012

A Visit to Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

I drove down to the heart of Texas hill country in October to visit Balcones Quarry, a Cemex quarry, but it wasn't the first time I had been there. I made a brief visit to the quarry a year ago ...

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Aggregates at the Movies

Sep 01, 2012

Aggregates at the Movies

Grab some popcorn and compile your list of favorite film-related quotes..   By Bill Langer    Occasionally, while my wife and I watch movies, I jot down lines that might fit into an AggMan article. Pam’s usual response is, “Billy, can’t you just watch ...

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Will we get two more years for emissions compliance?

Sep 01, 2012

Will we get two more years for emissions compliance?

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   The EPA proposes to delay air-quality rules on portland cement for two years, which just might give the industry more time to recover ...

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Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Jun 07, 2012

Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are making their way ...

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