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What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

Aug 19, 2015

What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

Just like the swelling froth of expanded liquid asphalt in a foamed asphalt application, use of foamed asphalt in warm mixes is growing exponentially, and its use for full-depth recycling and base stabilization of roads is increasing as well. Warm mix ...

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Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

May 21, 2015

Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

Lafarge announced recently a new concrete solution to reduce the costs of rural roads up to 55 percent over a 20-year life cycle. Lafarge Malaysia announced the new rural roads solution recently and pilot projects are expected to get underway soon, ...

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Brooklyn man embezzles $1.1 million from Connecticut aggregate company

Apr 08, 2015

A 51-year-old Connecticut man is accused of embezzling more than $1.1 million from his former employer, Kobyluck LLC. The Bulletin reports that Todd Francis was arrested Monday, March 30, for first-degree larceny, appearing that same day in New London Superior ...

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Martin Marietta asphalt plant reaches agreement with Fort Collins officials

Mar 11, 2015

Martin Marietta asphalt plant reaches agreement with Fort Collins officials

In response to health and safety concerns raised by its neighbors, Martin Marietta Materials’ Taft Asphalt Plant in Fort Collins, Colo., has reached an agreement with city officials on how the plant will be operated. The plant signed a Memorandum ...

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Lafarge’s Spy Hill Plant produces material for growing Calgary market

Feb 16, 2015

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregates operations around Calgary, including five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and its flagship operation at Spy Hill. The 640-acre property has a large fixed plant and several mobile ...

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Growing with Calgary

Feb 03, 2015

Growing with Calgary

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregate operations around Calgary, which include five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and the company’s flagship operation at Spy Hill. Spy Hill, a 640-acre property with a large fixed ...

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NYC testing new asphalt blend with cement, adhesive and recycled tire rubber

Nov 27, 2014

NYC testing new asphalt blend with cement, adhesive and recycled tire rubber

  The New York City Department of Transportation quest for a long lasting asphalt mixture has the state trying out a few different types. Specifically, West Fingerboard Road on Staten Island will be testing a new, rubberized asphalt that will potentially increase the ...

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Asphalt pavement mixes are greener, more sustainable than ever

Oct 29, 2014

Asphalt pavement mixes are greener, more sustainable than ever

Asphalt pavement mixes are more sustainable than ever thanks to the increased use of recycled materials and energy-saving warm-mix technologies. According to a survey of asphalt mix producers conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in partnership with the Federal ...

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Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Aug 07, 2014

Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), “made of peanuts, pretzels, cereal and white chocolate.”  Using her recipe, Rex started experimenting, substituting dark chocolate there, milk chocolate ...

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Prices of construction materials on the rise

Jul 25, 2014

Prices of construction materials on the rise

Overall prices of construction materials are on the rise according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices increased by 0.1 percent in June and are up 1.9 percent from one year ago. “Prices for inputs to construction ...

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Proposed asphalt plant faces NIMBY-ism in Colorado

Jun 13, 2014

Proposed asphalt plant faces NIMBY-ism in Colorado

Residents near the site of a proposed asphalt plant in Buena Vista, Colo., don’t want the site to come to fruition, according to a report from The Chaffe County Times. Hard Rock Mining and Redi-Mix requested a zoning change that would ...

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Movie Magic Along Route 66

Apr 01, 2014

Movie Magic Along Route 66

You say tomato, and I say Tuh Mater.   By Bill Langer   Mater: My name is Mater. Lightning McQueen: Mater? Mater: Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the “tuh.” From the Pixar/Disney movie ‘Cars’   We resume our journey along Historic Route 66 at Joplin, Mo. Joplin is located ...

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