Tags: Granite

Quarrying in the late 1800s was backbreaking work

Aug 31, 2015

Quarrying in the late 1800s was backbreaking work

n a great number of cases, when the month’s pay comes to a single man, he settles his board bill, squares up at the store and the livery stable, and then as for the balance, rolls it lively. George Ellsworth ...

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From the quarry to the cemetery

Jul 08, 2015

From the quarry to the cemetery

‘When our forefathers crossed the ocean and settled in this country, it was not long before the tombstone cutter made his appearance, and with his wagon load of slate and marble slabs, he journeyed through the towns, and when he ...

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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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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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