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A Spring of Hope for Favorable Business Ratings in 2014

Jan 01, 2014

A Spring of Hope for Favorable Business Ratings in 2014

While most operators don’t expect to be dazzled, most anticipate favorable business ratings for 2014. For a decade, Aggregates Manager has asked operators to assess business conditions and production rates for the current year and upcoming year. We share this information ...

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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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Lafarge cement plays a key role in Ohio wind farm construction

Jan 01, 2013

Lafarge cement plays a key role in Ohio wind farm construction

Cement supplied by Lafarge North America played a key role in the construction earlier this year of the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Ohio, which is owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables. One of the largest wind power plants in ...

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Forecast 2012: Rock Steady

Jan 01, 2013

Forecast 2012:  Rock Steady

After five years of extremes, the aggregates market sees a slight shift toward the positive.   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   One term comes to mind when reviewing the results of the 2012-13 Aggregates Manager Forecast Survey: directionally correct. Overall annual business ratings ...

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Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Jun 07, 2012

Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are making their way ...

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Sustainability Picks up Steam

Oct 03, 2011

Sustainability Picks up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are ...

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Petrocon launches national tire program for its members

May 11, 2011

Petrocon Corp. has launched a national tire program to its members. In the first month of introduction, nearly 200 members enrolled into the program, by a world’s top tire producer.  With the program, Petrocon members become part of a 24/7, emergency ...

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Data Mining April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Data Mining April 2011

Aggregate shipments show modest increases By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter continues at a slow pace. The themes of balance sheet management, investment in emerging markets, and challenges in meeting the gap between buyer and seller ...

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Rock Law

Apr 01, 2011

The Hex Chrom HEX It’s in the news and top-of-mind in many regulatory agencies, so assess your risks related to hexavalent chromium. by John McGahren, Mark Savit, and Ora Sheinson Hexavalent chromium (hex chrom) is in the news and on the front line ...

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ACI presenting Florida Concrete & Products Association with Distinguished Achievement Award

Mar 14, 2011

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will present its Distinguished Achievement Award to the Florida Concrete & Products Association (FC&PA) at the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. During the convention’s opening session on Sunday, April 3, at 5:15 p.m., the ...

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Carved in Stone

Jan 01, 2011

Carved in Stone

M is for Millstone Among the many European millstones, the geology of the French burrstone was prized for the effect of its quartz grain. ‘mil-st¯on A portmanteau created by blending the words ‘mill’ and ‘stone.’ “I can never cease to hanker for ...

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CalCIMA names its 2010 Safety Awards program winners

Oct 15, 2010

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) has announced the winners of its 2010 Safety Awards program. The winners follow: Award Category – Aggregate Plant (Large), Randy Riberdy, plant manager, Vulcan Materials – Western Division, Sun Valley, Calif. Award Category – ...

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