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2012 Closes with a Burst of M&A Activity

Feb 01, 2013

2012 Closes with a Burst of M&A Activity

By George H. Reddin   As expected, 2012 ended with a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. The outlook for deal activity in 2013 is good; however, there remains some concern and uncertainty about how Congress and the White House will deal ...

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A Christmas Story — It’s a Clinker!

Dec 01, 2012

A Christmas Story — It’s a Clinker!

While The Old Man may not have appreciated it, clinker is a welcome product in some parts of the world.   By Bill Langer     One of my favorite passages from the movie A Christmas Story (1983) goes like this: The Old Man (Ralphie’s father): ...

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The Devil Made Me Do It

Aug 01, 2012

The Devil Made Me Do It

What you see is what you get — in reel life and in real life.   While eating dinner the other day, my wife asked what my next Carved In Stone article was going to be about. “What you see is what ...

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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Mar 19, 2012

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.   A few years ago, I had ...

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The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

Mar 19, 2012

The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

In 2010, the market appeared to bottom out with production continuing its downward trend and average unit values down for the first time since 1998. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2010 was 2.14 billion short tons valued at $17 billion, ...

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Forecast 2012 – Forward Momentum

Jan 18, 2012

Forecast 2012 – Forward Momentum

The mass may be smaller and the velocity may be slower than desired, but the rock is rolling in the right direction. Momentum is sometimes hard to define. In sports, it may be a crucial play that changes the outcome of ...

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Carved in Stone

Nov 13, 2011

Carved in Stone

W is for Weathered Rock An old-school sound test demonstrates the difference between soil, core stones, and solid bedrock. Early in my career, I worked on a project in the northern Virginia province of Piedmont. I was preparing a map and report ...

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Stockpile Analysis

Nov 13, 2011

Stockpile Analysis

3D mobile laser scanning offers quick and accurate inventory measurements Performing physical inventories of material stockpiles is a task that most aggregate companies see as a necessary evil — it is something that has to be done for accounting purposes, but ...

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Polaris Minerals Q2 results = $4.72 million

Aug 09, 2010

Canada-based Polaris Minerals Corp. on Aug. 9 reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. (Note: All financial results are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.) Sales in the second quarter of 2010 were 344,000 tons generating revenue of ...

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Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry could mean millions for California

Jul 02, 2010

Granite Construction's proposed Liberty Quarry would help refill California’s depleted coffers, pouring millions of dollars into state and local governments and helping to fund the struggling California State Teachers Retirement System. The nearly bankrupt Golden State is facing a $20 billion ...

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Ticketing

Jul 01, 2010

Ticketing

Good Ticketing = Changing the status quo If it’s not broken, it still might need to be fixed. Here’s how one operation cut down its ticketing time from nearly a minute per truck to about 21 seconds. By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News/Digital ...

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The Nation’s Top Producers

Mar 01, 2010

The Nation’s Top Producers

The Nation’s Top Producers With 2008 statistics, producers reported a second consecutive year of decreased production results. By Jason Christopher Willett U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2008 was 2.48 billion metric tons (2.73 billion short tons) valued at $21.2 billion, free on ...

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