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Operations Illustrated – December 2015: The benefits of overland conveyors

Dec 23, 2015

Operations Illustrated – December 2015: The benefits of overland conveyors

By Mary Foster, Contributing Editor Benefits of Overland Conveyors Conveyors cover a lot of ground…no pun intended. There are many different types of conveyors that perform different tasks in a quarry, but they all move material from one place to another. Conveyors ...

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Operations Illustrated: Expert tips for lowering your energy costs

Oct 04, 2015

Operations Illustrated: Expert tips for lowering your energy costs

By Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor Using Energy Wisely Energy efficiency and sustainability have become common words for industries, including the aggregates industry. Energy is one of the largest expenses for aggregate producers, so it is naturally one of the areas of focus ...

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Top Operations: CalPortland’s DuPont Quarry

Sep 10, 2015

Top Operations: CalPortland’s DuPont Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the DuPont Pit in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   On the shores of Puget Sound CalPortland’s Washington-based DuPont Pit ...

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State and Province News – August 2015

Aug 03, 2015

State and Province News – August 2015

California Despite a request from Syar Industries, the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency declined to write a letter of support for the operator’s expansion. According to the Napa Valley Register, Syar Industries would like to enlarge its 497-acre quarry by ...

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Former sand and gravel quarry site plays host to U.S. Open             

Jun 21, 2015

Former sand and gravel quarry site plays host to U.S. Open             

Chambers Bay Golf Course on Puget Sound in Washington was once the site of a sand and gravel quarry that produced some the hardest aggregates in the region for decades. That decades-long tradition of toughness carried over as the reclaimed ...

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CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Apr 15, 2015

CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor CalPortland’s long-term commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award, which is given to organizations in recognition ...

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CalCIMA presents 2014 safety and member awards

Feb 18, 2015

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) recently presented its 2014 safety and member recognition awards to companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry. “The safety awards recognize both the combined efforts ...

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NSSGA honors CalPortland’s Environmental Manager

Feb 06, 2015

NSSGA honors CalPortland’s Environmental Manager

CalPortland's environmental manager Matthew Hinck has been honored with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has ...

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CalCIMA announces 2014 safety and member award winners

Dec 11, 2014

CalCIMA announces 2014 safety and member award winners

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) has revealed the winners of its 2014 safety and member awards. “These awards honor companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry,” said Gary Hambly, president ...

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DOL and industry roundtable convenes to talk roads, jobs, and safety

Oct 31, 2014

DOL and industry roundtable convenes to talk roads, jobs, and safety

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable convened by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, with input from Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main. The roundtable included members ...

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Buffalo Crushed Stone works with town to reroute traffic

Aug 26, 2014

Buffalo Crushed Stone works with town to reroute traffic

Although it didn't necessarily have to, Buffalo Crushed Stone has been working with the town of Cheektowaga, New York, to reroute traffic away from Como Park Boulevard. After several discussions, the two sides have reached a compromise. Buffalo Crushed Stone's quarry ...

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CalPortland pleases neighbors by focusing on safety, noise, and dust

Jul 18, 2014

CalPortland pleases neighbors by focusing on safety, noise, and dust

When it comes to making good impressions on neighbors, CalPortland focuses on the triple-threat: safety, noise, and dust. Safety is the top priority, says Bill Larson, vice president of marketing for Glendora, Calif.-based CalPortland Co. “To integrate with the community, it’s ...

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