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Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

Mar 30, 2015

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that four states have canceled or delayed transportation improvement projects due to inaction by Congress in providing for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) beyond the current May 31 funding deadline. Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, ...

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Cement shipments jumped 10 percent in October

Jan 15, 2015

Cement shipments jumped 10 percent in October

The industry had a great month in October when total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico increased 10 percent, 9.6 million metric tons (Mt), according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the ...

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Cement shipments were up slightly in August

Nov 14, 2014

Cement shipments were up slightly in August

The Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2014 were 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), up slightly from the level in August 2013. Shipments for the year through August were 57.3 ...

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Quarry owner sues county in Georgia for allowing competing, allegedly illegal site operation

Jun 06, 2014

Quarry owner sues county in Georgia for allowing competing, allegedly illegal site operation

The owner of a quarry in Rockdale County, Ga., is suing the county, alleging that it allowed another site to continue operations after it was ordered to shut down three years prior, The Rockdale News reports. Broad River Quarries LLC wants ...

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Guest Blog: Balance sheet management continues among operators

Oct 08, 2013

Guest Blog: Balance sheet management continues among operators

Corporate divestitures once again dominated the activity last month, with Lafarge North America and Vulcan Materials leading the way. Balance sheet management continues to be the emphasis to create liquidity and borrowing capacity to take advantage of when the market ...

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Vulcan sells Atlanta interest to Plum Creek Timber

Sep 27, 2013

Vulcan sells Atlanta interest to Plum Creek Timber

Vulcan Materials announced Wednesday that Plum Creek Timber Company is purchasing an interest in the future production at four of Vulcan’s quarries in Atlanta, Georgia. Vulcan will receive $154 million in exchange for a percentage royalty interest in 255 million tons ...

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Forsyth County ZBA rejects Bluegrass Materials’ sound variance request

Sep 05, 2013

Forsyth County ZBA rejects Bluegrass Materials’ sound variance request

The Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Tuesday unanimously rejected a sound variance request for a Bluegrass Materials quarry, according to a report from The Forsyth County News. The company wanted to operate its Cumming Quarry in Forsyth County, ...

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Georgia quarry requests variance in decibel level allowance

Sep 04, 2013

Georgia quarry requests variance in decibel level allowance

A quarry owner in Forsyth County, Georgia, has requested a variance that would allow the site to operate at 15 decibels about the county code’s maximum 60 decibels, according to NorthFulton.com. Bluegrass Materials Co. wants to operate at 75 decibels at ...

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Vulcan proposes nearly 279-acre expansion of Adairsville quarry

Aug 06, 2013

Vulcan proposes nearly 279-acre expansion of Adairsville quarry

Vulcan Materials has proposed an expansion of its rock quarry in Adairsville, Georgia, that would extend the quarry by nearly 279 acres, according to a report from the Rome News-Tribune. Bartow County has filed a Development Regional Impact document, which David ...

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Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Apr 08, 2013

Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Hats off to Bluegrass Materials Company. In January, Bluegrass bought a quarry in Cumming, Georgia, from Lafarge, and is now continuing to hold its annual Spring Fling. According to Forsythenews.com, the Spring Fling festival features food, music, and children’s activities. The ...

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Kubota to expand Georgia facility

Dec 13, 2011

Kubota plans to begin construction of a 500,000-square-foot plant on an 88-acre site in Jefferson, Ga., in January 2012 and anticipates completion and full production by January 2013. The plant, which will be located on the same site as the ...

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Ritchie Bros. to break auction records in Las Vegas

Mar 15, 2011

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct a multimillion dollar unreserved public auction at the company’s auction site in Las Vegas on March 24-25. More than 300 consignors have listed more than 2,200 equipment items and trucks to be sold to the ...

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