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Operations Illustrated July 2015

Jul 02, 2015

Operations Illustrated  July 2015

By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Rethinking Reclamation Many of the most successful reclamation projects are ones that enhance the community surrounding the site, as well as ties between the operator and the community. An end use that suits the needs of the community ...

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PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

Jun 30, 2015

PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

This spring, Aggregates Manager put out the call for entries into our second annual photo contest. While reclamation posed a bit of a challenge because fewer operators had projects that would allow them to enter, this year's entries did not disappoint. Our top ...

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VIDEO: CEMEX works with Syracuse students to create concrete architecture project

Jun 25, 2015

VIDEO: CEMEX works with Syracuse students to create concrete architecture project

A visit from two Syracuse professors to CEMEX's CRG Global Center for Technology and Innovation led to a collaboration between the concrete company and architecture students to create a unique project on the Syracuse campus. Julie Larsen and Roger Hubeli, architecture ...

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CEMEX concrete plant in Washington fined for water quality violations

Jun 10, 2015

CEMEX concrete plant in Washington fined for water quality violations

A concrete plant owned by CEMEX Construction Materials has brought the company fines for violating water quality rules. The Washington Department of Ecology fined CEMEX $21,000 because the concrete facility in Everett, Washington, allowed concrete wash water and muddy water to ...

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The nation’s top 25 crushed stone producers

Jun 04, 2015

The nation’s  top 25 crushed stone producers

Domestic production data for crushed stone were derived by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from voluntary surveys of U.S. producers. In 2013, a total of 1,457 companies produced or sold crushed stone from 3,688 operations with 3,837 quarries and 204 ...

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A Nazi bomb was detonated in a quarry in England

May 29, 2015

A British Army bomb disposal expert inspects the World War Two German explosion. (Unclassified photo from the Dunstable Gazette Herald and Post)

  A bomb dropped on England by a Nazi plane during the London Blitz finally detonated nearly 80 years later last week in quarry owned by Cemex. According to the Dunstable Gazette Herald and Post, construction crews found the World War II ...

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Higher volumes in the U.S., Mexico lead Cemex to sales increase

May 20, 2015

Higher volumes in the U.S., Mexico lead Cemex to sales increase

Cemex announced that it had a 7 percent bump in sales during the first quarter due in part to higher volumes moving in America and Mexico. Cemex's net sales hit $3.4 billion during the first quarter, and the company's EBITDA increased ...

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Cemex sues Florida county over sand mine denial

May 05, 2015

Cemex sues Florida county over sand mine denial

Cemex Construction Materials is determined to build a new sand mine on a 1,000-plus acre plot of land in Lake County, Florida, despite the County Commission turning down the aggregate company’s application. The South Lake Press reported that Cemex and the owner of ...

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Cemex renews alliance with Birdlife International

Mar 24, 2015

Cemex renews alliance with Birdlife International

Cemex has renewed its global alliance with BirdLife International for three more years, reiterating its commitment to achieving environmentally sustainable development while integrating biodiversity conservation in daily operations. The alliance includes the United States, as well as countries in other ...

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PHOTOS: NSSGA closes convention with a focus on leadership

Mar 18, 2015

Paul Detwiler III turned over the chairman's gavel to Charlie Luck IV, who will serve as chairman of NSSGA through the next annual convention.

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual convention, much of the focus was on people within the industry. Current leaders were recognized for their service, and David Stillman, author of When Generations Collide: ...

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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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VIDEO: Watch a blast at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Nov 28, 2014

VIDEO: Watch a blast at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

At Cemex's Balcones Quarry,  located in New Braunfels, Texas, blasting is a meticulous process. It has to be: portions of the quarry are surrounded by half-million-dollar homes that literally back up to the operation, and the operation blasts three to ...

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