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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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July 2014

Jul 09, 2014

July 2014

Perfect Plant Entrances

How to perfect your plant entrance

Jul 09, 2014

How to perfect your plant entrance

Operations Illustrated: July 2014

Hire a hero

Jul 03, 2014

Hire a hero

As aggregate demand continues its slow climb back to pre-Great Recession levels, many aggregates producers find that increased demand means a need for quality employees. At CalPortland’s Dupont plant, its relationship with one neighbor helps it fill its ranks. That site ...

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May 2014

May 09, 2014

May 2014

Building Better Berms

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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CalPortland receives EPA’s 2013 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award

Mar 11, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CalPortland Co. the 2013 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. CalPortland’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, ...

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Video of the Week — CalPortland’s DuPont Pit loading a barge

Feb 28, 2013

I took this video while visiting CalPortland's DuPont Pit in Washington. Aggregate material is being loaded onto a barge on Puget Sound for shipment. You can watch the video on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel.

State and Province News January 2012

Jan 07, 2012

Connecticut Oak Ledge Properties withdrew its application to continue activities on its 77-acre site in East Haven. The New Haven Register reports that the developer had planned a mixed-use development, but withdrew its application on the same day a new application ...

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Top Producers

Jun 01, 2011

Top Producers

TOP 25 Construction Aggregates Producers in the United States Rankings are based on 2009 production data provided to the U.S. Geological Survey. Information courtesy of Jason Christopher Willett, construction aggregates commodity specialist, and Wally Bolen, construction sand and gravel commodity specialist. 1 ...

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