Tags: Illinois

Lafarge employees volunteer for cleanup project

Aug 25, 2014

Lafarge employees volunteer for cleanup project

Several Lafarge employees volunteered for the Living Lands and Waters river cleanup project on the Des Plains River in Channahon, IL, close to the Lafarge Joliet Quarry. Around 30 employees from the Lafarge US corporate office and its West Aggregates operation ...

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Two dead, one charged in quarry drowning

Jul 24, 2014

Two dead, one charged in quarry drowning

Mihirtej Boddupalli, 21, and Sajaad Safiullah Syed, 21, are both dead following an accident at a Naperville, Ill. quarry. The young men were inside a vehicle near the quarry when the driver became reckless. The vehicle ended up in the quarry, ...

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Bluff Spring Fen: Rare collaboration awarded for gorgeous restoration

Jul 15, 2014

Bluff Spring Fen: Rare collaboration awarded for gorgeous restoration

Eleven years ago Mike Vondra, owner and President of Bluff City Materials, Inc. and partners came together with one common goal in mind – the restoration of Bluff Spring Fen, a 100 acre Illinois Nature Preserve in Elgin. When they committed ...

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PHOTOS: Caterpillar’s Visitors Center offers glimpse of history

May 26, 2014

PHOTOS: Caterpillar’s Visitors Center offers glimpse of history

If you’re in the construction industry or are a person who appreciates the fine art of heavy equipment, make a visit to the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria, Illinois a priority. Even if you ever find yourself in the Chicago area, ...

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Boone County quarry owner seeks special-use permit to continue operations

May 06, 2014

Boone County quarry owner seeks special-use permit to continue operations

The owners of a quarry in Boone County, Illinois will soon find out if operations at the site can continue for five more years. The Boone County Board is considering the approval of a five-year, special use permit that would allow ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar speeds production of 700-ton trucks using iPads

Apr 24, 2014

VIDEO: Caterpillar speeds production of 700-ton trucks using iPads

While looking for ways to increase productivity on its assembly line in Decatur, Illinois, Caterpillar saw workers climbing up and down countless times from the massive 797F mining trucks it assembles there. Related: Product of the Week: Cat 770G and 772G off-highway ...

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Quarry Life Award offers chance to improve quarry environments in North America

Feb 06, 2014

Quarry Life Award offers chance to improve quarry environments in North America

North American students and researchers, as well as others interested in sustainability at quarries, have the chance to earn money and improve the environment with the Quarry Life Award 2014. Now in its second round, the international competition aims to raise ...

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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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Elmhurst Quarry helps remove 10 inches of snow from streets

Jan 08, 2014

Elmhurst Quarry helps remove 10 inches of snow from streets

Elmhurst Quarry is protecting the village of Elmhurst, Illinois, from Mother Nature again. The quarry, built as a flood protection reservoir, served as a snow depository last week when about 10 inches of snow covered the ground in the city, the ...

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AED appoints Brian P. McGuire as president, CEO

Nov 26, 2013

AED appoints Brian P. McGuire as president, CEO

Associated Equipment Distributors has appointed Brian P. McGuire as its new president and CEO, effective January 6. He will be located at AED’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. McGuire, 43, most recently served as president of the Tooling and Manufacturing Association. He has ...

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Scientists point to quarry blast as cause of Illinois earthquake

Nov 21, 2013

Scientists point to quarry blast as cause of Illinois earthquake

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday that a blast at a quarry in McCook, Illinois, likely caused a 3.2-magnitude tremor earlier this month, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. USGS officials added that the tremor ...

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Did a quarry blast cause a 3.2-magnitude tremor?

Nov 11, 2013

Did a quarry blast cause a 3.2-magnitude tremor?

Early last week, a large tremor shook home and businesses in and around McCook, Illinois. The 3.2-magnitude tremor was felt as far away as Wisconsin, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Initially, reports pointed to a possible link between the tremor and ...

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