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California producer keeps neighbors content and costs down as it implements cutting-edge dust control measures

Sep 06, 2014

California producer keeps neighbors content and costs down as it implements cutting-edge dust control measures

Few companies can match Santa Rosa, Calif.-based BoDean Co.’s commitment to the environment and its sustainable practices. The growth of its recycling operations, its utilization of the sun’s heat to dry aggregates, the use of photo-voltaic solar power to operate 100% ...

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Operations Illustrated: Alternative Energy Sources

Oct 04, 2012

Operations Illustrated: Alternative Energy Sources

Benefits of Renewable Energy   Finding alternative sources of energy makes sense from an environmental and a financial viewpoint. In spite of headway made in recent years, it’s an uphill battle fighting the public’s general perception of the aggregates industry as less ...

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Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Jun 07, 2012

Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are making their way ...

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Operations Illustrated

Nov 13, 2011

Operations Illustrated

Typically, reclamation activities take place in spurts as mining in a portion of the site is mined out. Reclamation plans should be flexible to suit various end uses and market environments. While planting doesn’t eliminate all signs of mining, it can create ...

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Sustainability Picks up Steam

Oct 03, 2011

Sustainability Picks up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are ...

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Dry Idea

Oct 01, 2010

Dry Idea

California producer eliminates the need for settling ponds and captures water for reuse. Any time an aggregates producer can provide sound environmental practices while improving its own profitability, it is on the winning side of the production equation. Sustainability in the ...

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