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Monterey looks to natural stone as drought approaches

Apr 08, 2014

Monterey looks to natural stone as drought approaches

It’s obvious that aggregate is a necessary part of life. It’s used in homes, on roads, and in countless other applications. But one less obvious segment of the aggregates industry has been gaining traction in the United States, and it ...

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5 quarry owners team up to fund Bird Road interchange project in California

Apr 02, 2014

5 quarry owners team up to fund Bird Road interchange project in California

San Joaquin County, Calif. officials gathered recently to celebrate the completion of an interchange project at South Bird Road and Highway 120 that was made possible by five quarry owners, Tracy Press reports. Cemex, Granite Construction, Knife River Corp., Teichert Aggregates ...

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Sand and Gravel Pricing by State

Jan 07, 2014

Sand and Gravel Pricing by State

While sand and gravel producers have closed the door on 2013 production, state-by-state pricing trends throughout the most recent year are not yet widely available. Operators can, however, look to 2012 production and pricing information to benchmark how they fared against ...

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Five California operations recognized for excellence in safety

Dec 13, 2013

Five California operations recognized for excellence in safety

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) awarded with the association’s 2013 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards. CalCIMA President and CEO Gary Hambly says the awards recognize mines and plants that make an effort to improve workplace safety. “They recognize the ...

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CalCIMA announces six contribution award recipients

Dec 04, 2013

CalCIMA announces six contribution award recipients

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) has announced that six of its members have received awards for making outstanding contributions during 2013. The recipients are as follows: President’s Award: Jim Good, retired and previously with the law firm Gresham Savage ...

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Duarte to monitor air quality at Vulcan’s Azusa site

Sep 23, 2013

Duarte to monitor air quality at Vulcan’s Azusa site

Following a court ruling allowing Vulcan Materials to begin mining at Azusa Rock Quarry, the city of Duarte has hired a company to install a device to measure air quality near the quarry, according to a report from ABC-7 in ...

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Vulcan begins mine development at Azusa Rock Quarry

Sep 19, 2013

Vulcan begins mine development at Azusa Rock Quarry

Vulcan Materials on Tuesday announced the start of mine development at its Azusa Rock Quarry near Los Angeles, California. After years of legal battles with the city of Duarte, the company was given permission in May to begin mining. The site, located ...

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California quarry developer reaches settlement agreement with citizens group, Sonoma County

Sep 12, 2013

California quarry developer reaches settlement agreement with citizens group, Sonoma County

A California developer has agreed to pay $240,000 in attorney fees for the opponents of his rock quarry project if they win the ongoing court challenge against the quarry, according to a report from The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. The settlement ...

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California quarry stops fill removal after permit is revoked

Sep 06, 2013

California quarry stops fill removal after permit is revoked

A California quarry was ordered to stop fill removal last month, nine days after it began, according to a report from The Willits News. The Mendocino County Planning and Building Services Department ordered Mendocino Forest Products to stop work at its ...

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Fire near Vulcan quarry draws about 150 Los Angeles firefighters

Sep 02, 2013

Fire near Vulcan quarry draws about 150 Los Angeles firefighters

A 40-acre fire at Fish Canyon in Los Angeles, California, drew about 150 firefighters on Tuesday, according to a report from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The fire occurred just east of a Vulcan Materials rock quarry. It started around 2:53 ...

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Napa County planners postpone draft EIR for Syar quarry expansion

Aug 07, 2013

Napa County planners postpone draft EIR for Syar quarry expansion

Planners in Napa County, California, have postponed the release date for the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Syar quarry’s proposed expansion, according to a report from the Napa Valley Register. The planners delayed the draft EIR’s release to rework ...

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California quarry to be converted into regional park

Jul 31, 2013

California quarry to be converted into regional park

The Fremont Planning Commission in California voted last week to allow the Dumbarton Quarry to be reclaimed into a 91-acre regional park, according to a report from Mercury News. Quarry operator Dumbarton Quarry Associates will fund the entire project., which involves ...

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