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California woman killed when gravel truck tips over on her car

Mar 26, 2015

California woman killed when gravel truck tips over on her car

A 32-year-old woman was killed when a construction truck carrying gravel tipped over and crushed her car, the Contra Costa Times reports. The accident happened at about 1:05 p.m. March 23 at a city capital improvement project that was ...

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California quarry modifies buffer zones to defuse opposition to expansion

Mar 11, 2015

In an attempt to defuse some of the controversies surrounding the expansion of its 497-acre quarry located along Highway 221 near Napa State Hospital by 124 acres, Syar is modifying its proposals. According to a report in Napa Valley Register.com, ...

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California aggregates tax could be a nightmare for operators

Jan 05, 2015

In most aggregates operations, producers look for ways to shave pennies, nickels, and dimes from their cost per ton. After all, in a traditionally low-margin, high-volume market, those pennies can add up to serious bucks on an annual basis. Now, imagine ...

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Vulcan acquires Pilarcitos Quarry

Dec 29, 2014

Vulcan acquires Pilarcitos Quarry

Vulcan Materials has announced the acquisition of Pilarcitos Quarry just east of Half Moon Bay, California. The purchase was revealed as part of a deal for four quarries between the Alabama-based Vulcan corporation and West Coast Aggregates, according to the Half Moon ...

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Cement shipments were up slightly in August

Nov 14, 2014

Cement shipments were up slightly in August

The Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2014 were 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), up slightly from the level in August 2013. Shipments for the year through August were 57.3 ...

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Mitsubishi cement plant receives PCA award

Nov 12, 2014

Mitsubishi cement plant receives PCA award

The Mitsubishi Cement Corp. (MCC) cement plant in Lucerne Valley, California has received an Outreach Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards. The Outreach Award is given to facilities that ...

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U.S. diesel price on the rise for first time in months

Nov 11, 2014

U.S. diesel price on the rise for first time in months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 5.4 cents in the week ended Nov. 3 to $3.677, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly fuel report. The increase snaps an 18-week streak of drops (except for one ...

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U.S. diesel average sees biggest drop in over a year

Oct 16, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. That’s the largest week-to-week drop since the week ended April 29, 2013, ...

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Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

Oct 14, 2014

Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

An owner of a rock quarry in Porterville, California, felt the need to defend his business after an area park manager accused it of drying up area wells. Valarie Bowker, park manager and daughter of the owners at Eagles Nest Resort, ...

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Diesel price holds, still at lowest point in more than 2 years

Sep 09, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change in the week ended Sept. 8 from the week prior, remaining at $3.814, according to the Department of Energy. That’s the lowest national average price since July 2012, ...

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Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Sep 09, 2014

Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Aggregates production in the United States was up eight percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to last year. During the first six months of 2014 an estimated 961 Mt of aggregates was produced, up seven percent from the ...

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Diesel hits lowest point in over two years

Sep 04, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since July 2012 last week, as it fell seven-tenths of a cent to $3.814, according to the Department of Energy. Diesel fell for the ninth consecutive week in ...

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