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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Granite Construction reports a revenue increase of more than 10 percent in first quarter

May 08, 2015

Granite Construction reports a revenue increase of more than 10 percent in first quarter

Granite Construction had a net loss of $8.6 million loss in the first quarter but revenues were up 10.6 percent compared to last year. The company’s loss in the first quarter was down significantly from the $20.6 million loss in the ...

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Superior Industries buys portable plant manufacturer

May 04, 2015

Superior Industries buys portable plant manufacturer

Superior Industries announced May 1 that it had purchased Canadian portable plant manufacturer MFE Manufacturing. MFE is a Miramichi, New Brunswick, family-owned company that has designed and built for 68 years portable plants for the aggregates, construction and material handling industries. In recent years, MFE ...

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House committee releases transit, housing bill

Apr 30, 2015

House committee releases transit, housing bill

The House Appropriations Committee introduced a new bill on Tuesday to fund the Transportation Department and provide funding to the soon-to-be expiring Highway Trust Fund for fiscal year 2016, according to The Hill. The $55.3 billion bill would provide $40.3 billion ...

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Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey elects Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu as new president

Apr 06, 2015

Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu has been elected new president of the Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey (AGUB). According to an AGUB press release, Ustaoğlu took over the position during the association’s 13th General Meeting held in Istanbul on March 28. Ustaoğlu graduated ...

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California woman killed when gravel truck tips over on her car

Mar 26, 2015

California woman killed when gravel truck tips over on her car

A 32-year-old woman was killed when a construction truck carrying gravel tipped over and crushed her car, the Contra Costa Times reports. The accident happened at about 1:05 p.m. March 23 at a city capital improvement project that was ...

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Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Feb 20, 2015

Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Seventy-five people representing nearly 50 distributors worldwide attended Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens’ inaugural Global Distributor Conference held in Ireland Jan. 12-15. The program included three days of keynote sessions and workshops at the Slieve Russell hotel. The final ...

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Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Feb 19, 2015

Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Another positive sign that construction is on the upswing comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bureau has announced that it will auction more than 9.5 million tons of sand and gravel from the Lone Mountain Community Pit ...

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Cement consumption on straight growth trajectory through 2017

Feb 04, 2015

Cement consumption on straight growth trajectory through 2017

Cement consumption grew by 8 percent in 2014 and is on track to grow another 8 percent in both 2016 and 2017, according to Ed Sullivan, chief economist, PCA, noting that the 100  metric million tons  realized in December was ...

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How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed crew

Oct 29, 2014

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed crew

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction workers have found other jobs, moved to a new city or left the industry altogether, skilled workers can be hard to ...

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How much fun can you handle? Quarry Quest 2014 Photos

Sep 25, 2014

How much fun can you handle? Quarry Quest 2014 Photos

With so many entertainment options for children (video games, cartoons, ect.), it's no wonder why aggregates wouldn't be considered a very fun subject. But for at least one day a year, aggregates end up being the highlight of day for ...

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August construction declines, highway construction on the rise

Sep 23, 2014

August construction declines, highway construction on the rise

New construction starts are back to the normal pace reported during the first seven months of the year. Construction dropped nine percent in August after recording a boost in energy-related manufacturing projects in July. However, the drop did not seem to have ...

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