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Lafarge’s Spy Hill Plant produces material for growing Calgary market

Feb 16, 2015

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregates operations around Calgary, including five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and its flagship operation at Spy Hill. The 640-acre property has a large fixed plant and several mobile ...

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Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Feb 11, 2015

Eagle Materials has record third quarter

Eagle Materials reported a record third quarter of fiscal 2015 which ended Dec. 31, 2014.The company reported record quarterly revenues of $292 million, up 27 percent year over year. The company also reported a record third quarter cement earnings of $37.6 million, up 44 ...

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Growing with Calgary

Feb 03, 2015

Growing with Calgary

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregate operations around Calgary, which include five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and the company’s flagship operation at Spy Hill. Spy Hill, a 640-acre property with a large fixed ...

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Sand thieves targeting the world’s beaches

Oct 22, 2014

Sand thieves targeting the world’s beaches

Once-beautiful beaches in many parts of the world are losing their most distinctive feature at an alarming rate due to a rising demand for concrete. According to a report from German publication Der Spiegel, men and women outfitted with only shovels and ...

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Elderly woman destroys newly poured concrete

Aug 22, 2014

Elderly woman destroys newly poured concrete

An elderly woman caused $10,000 worth of damage when she drove through 50 feet of newly poured cement in the 25th Street construction zone in Fargo, North Dakota. The 78-year-old woman was southbound when she got confused by road signs, took a wrong ...

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Concrete and aggregates committee celebrates century mark

Jul 11, 2014

Concrete and aggregates committee celebrates century mark

ASTM International committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates celebrated 100 years of research on June 23 in Toronto, Canada. Since the committee was formed in 1914 they have led the way in developing concrete standards and practices that many companies ...

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Strengthening the concrete supply chain

May 08, 2014

Strengthening the concrete supply chain

By understanding customer concerns, aggregate producers can differentiate product offerings and provide better customer service. Providing high-quality customer service often boils down to understanding your customer’s needs and helping to solve their problems. Tim Cost, senior technical service engineer for Holcim (US) ...

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A Merger of Equals

May 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com As we wait for Martin Marietta’s acquisition of Texas Industries to clear regulatory approval, another industry merger is set to change the face of the construction materials market — both domestically and globally. On April 7, the ...

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Movie Magic Along Route 66

Apr 01, 2014

Movie Magic Along Route 66

You say tomato, and I say Tuh Mater.   By Bill Langer   Mater: My name is Mater. Lightning McQueen: Mater? Mater: Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the “tuh.” From the Pixar/Disney movie ‘Cars’   We resume our journey along Historic Route 66 at Joplin, Mo. Joplin is located ...

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Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal

Jul 16, 2013

Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal

Rosemount, Minnesota, residents last week expressed concerns about water use, population growth and hazardous waste issues associated with the proposed UMore Park, according to a report from Minnesota Daily. The residents, along with Metropolitan Council and Dakota County staff, presented their ...

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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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Rock Science

Apr 01, 2012

Rock Science

Consider the impact of the physical and chemical properties of the parts when evaluating the whole. By Bill Langer After I retired from the U.S. Geological Survey last November, my wife, Pam, and I moved to Phoenix, Ariz. We currently live with ...

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