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McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

Mar 15, 2014

McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

McCook Quarry is reportedly set to resume blasting on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lehigh Hanson-owned quarry suspended blasting after a 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Illinois and Wisconsin in November following a routine blast. Within two weeks of the ...

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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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Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

Feb 04, 2014

Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Tuesday that two Lehigh Hanson employees have received leadership awards in Safety and Health and in Environment. Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of environment, safety and health for the South Region and ...

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Five California operations recognized for excellence in safety

Dec 13, 2013

Five California operations recognized for excellence in safety

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) awarded with the association’s 2013 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards. CalCIMA President and CEO Gary Hambly says the awards recognize mines and plants that make an effort to improve workplace safety. “They recognize the ...

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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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Mission Valley Rock plant reduces energy costs by 12 percent

Apr 09, 2013

Mission Valley Rock plant reduces energy costs by 12 percent

Lehigh Hanson’s Mission Valley Rock plant in Sunol, California, reduced it energy intensity by 12.2 percent in one year, achieving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Challenge for Industry. As a result of the accomplishment, the plant also reduced ...

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Tuesday AGG1 seminar standouts

Mar 18, 2013

Tuesday AGG1 seminar standouts

Here are a few of the AGG1 Academy educational sessions scheduled for today that we thought looked interesting. If you attend one of these, let us know what you think. Tuesday, March 19 7:30 - 9 a.m. T46: Applying Lean Manufacturing Principles in the ...

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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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Nov 13, 2011

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U.S. Reps Hanna and Edwards introduce Clean Construction Act of 2011 Bill purported to make the air cleaner, boost employment, and support a construction industry hit hard by the recession. U.S. Representatives Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) and Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) introduced a ...

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