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Rock and Bowl: Graniterock helps make the Super Bowl a success

Feb 07, 2016

Rock and Bowl: Graniterock helps make the Super Bowl a success

The Broncos and the Panthers might have been battling out on the field, but Graniterock was the aggregate industry's Super Bowl MVP. Hundreds of millions of eyes were locked on their TVs Sunday night for Super Bowl 50, and the most watched American ...

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California governor proposes annual vehicle fee to fund road construction

Jan 13, 2016

California governor proposes annual vehicle fee to fund road construction

California needs more money for its aging roads and bridges, but with so many electric vehicle drivers, the state isn't getting enough gas taxes to foot the bill. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a new plan to try to put ...

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California concrete plant worker dies after being crushed by front-loader

Jun 18, 2015

California concrete plant worker dies after being crushed by front-loader

A 21-year-old worker at a cement and concrete facility in Sun Valley, California, died Wednesday after a "massive crush injury." KTLA 5 in L.A. reported that the man was killed at around 1:45 p.m. after a front-loader backed over and crushed ...

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Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

May 01, 2015

Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

Graniterock announced that its historic steam engine No. 10 is back on track at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. According to a company news release, the oil-fired steam engine was built for the United States Army by the ...

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Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Apr 17, 2015

Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Hlavinka Equipment Co., headquartered in East Bernard, Texas, will open a new division, Hlavinka JCB, in Victoria, Texas. The new division will sell new and used JCB agricultural and construction equipment, including skid steers and compact track loaders. Hlavinka JCB ...

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Vulcan Materials to meet August deadline for restoring eastern hillside of Azusa rock quarry

Apr 14, 2015

Vulcan Materials Co. says it will hit the August deadline for restoring the eastern hillside of the Azusa rock quarry. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the aggregate mining company must finish restoring the first phase of the quarry ...

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Graniterock recognizes Santa Cruz Public Works Department with Award of Excellence at Pavement Expo

Apr 08, 2015

Graniterock recognized the Santa Cruz Public Works Department with an Award of Excellence plaque at the annual Pavement Expo Thursday, April 2, 2015, which took place at the Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas. A company press release notes that ...

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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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