Tags: Granite

Tales from an Old Timer

Apr 01, 2015

Tales from an Old Timer

“Stones that are very large, and which cannot with ease be removed whole , may be blown to pieces with gunpowder. They will be not only more handy for removing, but far better to put into walls. For the blowing ...

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There, the name is Barre

Jan 05, 2015

There, the name is Barre

Sept. 3, 1793. “The combatants advanced upon each other, and soon Thompson, by a well-directed blow, brought his antagonist to the floor, and springing upon him at full length, began to aim his heavy blows at his head and face; but ...

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Vulcan in bidding war with USC

Aug 20, 2014

Vulcan in bidding war with USC

Vulcan Materials has found itself in a bidding war with the University of South Carolina over over nearly 300 acres of land near Williams-Brice Stadium. Vulcan recently tripled the offer made by the USC Development Foundation, a private fundraising arm of ...

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Building Better Roads

Aug 01, 2014

Building Better Roads

Road-gripping technologies already in place in Europe and Asia are now being implemented in the United States. Learn what this means for material producers. by Robert N. Dingess Roughly 33,000 people are killed annually in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways. According ...

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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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Leone Asset Management to acquire second granite quarry in Sierra Leone

Feb 20, 2014

Leone Asset Management to acquire second granite quarry in Sierra Leone

Leone Asset Management announced Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire the lease, managerial and operational control of second granite quarry in Sierra Leone. The company announced in January that it had signed an MOU for ...

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Martin Marietta wins planning commission approval for increased granite production in Minnesota

Jan 22, 2014

Martin Marietta wins planning commission approval for increased granite production in Minnesota

Martin Marietta Materials is one step closer to doubling its granite production in Minnesota. During a meeting Tuesday night, the Waite Park Planning Commission in Waite Park, Minnesota, decided to recommend the City Council amend the conditional use permits for two ...

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Martin Marietta seeks permission to double granite production in Minnesota

Jan 21, 2014

Martin Marietta seeks permission to double granite production in Minnesota

Martin Marietta Materials is seeking permission to double its granite production at its quarries in Waite Park, Minnesota, St. Cloud Times reports. The company wants to amend the permits for its Rainbow Quarry and its North Quarry, allowing an increase in ...

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OSHA Slashes PEL, Costs to Skyrocket

Nov 01, 2013

OSHA-proposed rule would cut permissible exposure limits to crystalline silica in half; MSHA to follow suit.   By K. Brad Oakley   On Aug. 23, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule that will drastically reduce the current Permissible ...

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Coldspring agrees to extension of conditional use permit review period

Sep 05, 2013

Coldspring agrees to extension of conditional use permit review period

Coldspring has agreed to an extension of the review period for a conditional use permit for the proposed expansion of its St. Cloud, Missouri, quarry, according to a report from SCTimes.com. The extension brings the review period through December 31, allowing ...

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Colorado quarry reopens four years after rocks slides force shut-down

Jul 17, 2013

Colorado quarry reopens four years after rocks slides force shut-down

Pikeview Quarry, a century-old limestone quarry in Colorado Springs, has reopened four years after two massive rock slides forced it to shut down, according to a report from The Republic. The first rock slide occurred in December 2008, when 2 million ...

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Quarry Park displays two granite monuments

Jul 05, 2013

Quarry Park displays two granite monuments

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park, Minnesota, last month received two new granite monuments, according to SCTimes.com. One of the monuments has been placed near the park’s display of a stiffleg derrick, which the park demonstrated during the town’s ...

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