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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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That’s a RAP: Mississippi contractor turns to portable crushing plant to leverage growing RAP market

Aug 28, 2013

That’s a RAP: Mississippi contractor turns to portable crushing plant to leverage growing RAP market

Bigger, stronger, faster. In a world where time is of the essence and money is tight, efficiency is crucial. It’s no surprise business leaders like Dan Linley continually search for methods and products to improve their operations. Linley, vice president of ...

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Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal

Jul 16, 2013

Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal

Rosemount, Minnesota, residents last week expressed concerns about water use, population growth and hazardous waste issues associated with the proposed UMore Park, according to a report from Minnesota Daily. The residents, along with Metropolitan Council and Dakota County staff, presented their ...

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Vulcan property to be annexed, zoned in Grayslake, Illinois

Jul 09, 2013

Vulcan property to be annexed, zoned in Grayslake, Illinois

Grayslake village trustees last week agreed to annex and zone a nearby unincorporated Vulcan Materials property, an effort which is aimed help eliminate asphalt odors residents have complained about, according to the Lake County News-Sun. The Vulcan property is not yet ...

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Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

Jun 01, 2013

Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

By George H. Reddin   Merger and acquisition activity remains slow, but steady, as the outlook for many construction markets remains flat and disappointing. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in March, as the biggest drop in government projects in more than ...

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Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

Mar 21, 2013

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual meeting, CalPortland's Ron Summers passed the gavel to Ward Nye, president of Martin Marietta Materials, as incoming 2013 chairman of the NSSGA. The rest of the newly ...

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From Nothing — A Successful Business

Nov 01, 2012

From Nothing — A Successful Business

The Aguilar family didn’t let starting out with nothing but a truck and a screen stop them from turning their small business into a prosperous company.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   The small town of Socorro, N.M., just south of Albuquerque, is ...

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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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Sustainability Picks up Steam

Oct 03, 2011

Sustainability Picks up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are ...

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