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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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Carved in Stone

Mar 03, 2011

Carved in Stone

N is for Non-metallic Annual non-metallic minerals are typically twice the value of metallic minerals, which takes a little of the sparkle out of gold. By Bill Langer Non-metallic noun – ‘The name Non-Metallic, as used, it may be well to state, relates ...

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Carved in Stone

Dec 01, 2010

Carved in Stone

L is for Lava From Mt. Vesuvius to Hawaii, molten rock continues to leave its mark. By Bill Langer Lava (origin): lave, Italian, ‘a streame or gutter suddainly caused by raine’ (John Florio, 1611, A Dictionary Italian & English).   It is ironic that when ...

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Command Alkon, Systech form Integra Product Division

Jun 14, 2010

Command Alkon, Systech form Integra Product Division

Command Alkon and Systech Incorporated leaders in integrated solutions for the construction and bulk materials industries celebrate the formation of The Integra Product Division of Command Alkon. “The Command Alkon Integra Product Division will add more depth and breadth to the ...

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Command Alkon, Systech form Integra Product Division

Jun 14, 2010

Command Alkon, Systech form Integra Product Division

Command Alkon and Systech Incorporated leaders in integrated solutions for the construction and bulk materials industries celebrate the formation of The Integra Product Division of Command Alkon. “The Command Alkon Integra Product Division will add more depth and breadth to the ...

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