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Tales from a 1922 sand and gravel convention

Sep 12, 2014

Tales from a 1922 sand and gravel convention

My household is obsessed with Google Ngram Viewer, an online graphing tool inspired by a program called Bookworm, that was developed by brainy folks at Harvard and MIT. Ngram charts the annual count of n-grams (or letter combinations), words, and ...

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Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Sep 09, 2014

Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Aggregates production in the United States was up eight percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to last year. During the first six months of 2014 an estimated 961 Mt of aggregates was produced, up seven percent from the ...

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See the light on Route 66

Jul 01, 2014

See the light on Route 66

By Bill Langer Along the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, be sure to watch for the light from a miner’s cabin. We leave Adrian, Texas, in our rear view mirror as we continue our westward trek along old Route 66/Interstate 40. Soon we ...

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The nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers

Jun 16, 2014

The nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers

2012 production numbers document a second year of incremental growth in the market. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2012 was 2.18 billion short tons valued at $17.6 billion, free on board (f.o.b.) at plant. In 2012, construction aggregates production remained ...

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Crushed stone production rises 5% in Q1 2014

Jun 02, 2014

Crushed stone production rises 5% in Q1 2014

An estimated 222 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Crushed stone production in the first quarter ...

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Crushed stone production up 3% in Q4 2013

Mar 10, 2014

Crushed stone production up 3% in Q4 2013

An estimated 292 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The report notes that crushed stone production ...

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A Taxing Situation

Feb 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   Conventional wisdom dictates that most onerous local regulations are born in the West and migrate East. It was a bit of a surprise, therefore, when I read about a dispute involving taxes levied on aggregates. This particular ...

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Crushed Stone Pricing by State

Jan 14, 2014

Crushed Stone Pricing by State

Crushed stone producers fared slightly better, in terms of price per ton, than their sand and gravel counterparts during 2012. While the average price of a metric ton of sand and gravel was $7.84, a metric ton of crushed stone sold ...

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The Aggregates Industry’s Impact Along Route 66

Jan 01, 2014

The Aggregates Industry’s Impact Along Route 66

Get your kicks on a scenic tour ...   By Bill Langer   If you are even remotely associated with the aggregates industry, you probably know that highways are one of the major consumers of sand, gravel, and crushed stone. But in addition to ...

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Third quarter earnings show mixed results

Jan 01, 2014

Third quarter earnings show mixed results

Third quarter earnings results for the publicly traded construction materials companies are coming in and showing mixed results. Some markets are showing dramatic improvements, while others are still flat, if not depressed. Data produced by the U.S. Geological Survey shows ...

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Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Sep 01, 2013

Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

By George H. Reddin Earnings reports from the construction aggregate sector show that there is improvement in the economic and construction industry fundamentals that drive demand for crushed stone, sand, and gravel. Data on housing starts and private non-residential construction continues ...

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Making the Grade

Aug 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   Aggregate producers know a significant investment is needed to improve the nation’s transportation systems. Whether to alleviate congestion or to improve the safety and capacity of the nation’s bridges and roads, the United States continues to ...

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