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Cement shipments were up slightly in August

Nov 14, 2014

Cement shipments were up slightly in August

The Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2014 were 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), up slightly from the level in August 2013. Shipments for the year through August were 57.3 ...

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Cement shortage in Michigan may delay construction

Nov 12, 2014

Cement shortage in Michigan may delay construction

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage caused by what is being called a “perfect storm” of events. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan ...

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Spring Mill Mine to become grassland habitat

Aug 14, 2014

Spring Mill Mine to become grassland habitat

The state of Michigan is planning to turn a large portion of Spring Mill Mine into a grasslands habitat that would become home to endangered birds and mammals. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to seek bids reshape and recontour the 550-acre long-dormant ...

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Human remains found in Michigan quarry

Aug 14, 2014

Human remains found in Michigan quarry

Police have have human remains at the bottom of a quarry in southeastern Michigan. It appears they could be those of a 27-year-old female who has been missing since March. Michigan State Police Lt. Tony Cuevas says evidence suggests the remains ...

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Hours of operation could change for sand and gravel pits in Michigan’s Ironwood Township

Jun 10, 2014

Hours of operation could change for sand and gravel pits in Michigan’s Ironwood Township

Sand and gravel producers in the township of Ironwood, Mich., can expect a future change in hours of operation. The Ironwood Township Board on Monday approved an amendment to an ordinance on sand and gravel pit hours of operation, The Daily ...

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Lyndon Township delays sand and gravel mine for 6 months

May 20, 2014

Lyndon Township delays sand and gravel mine for 6 months

A proposed sand and gravel mine in Chelsea, Michigan is on hold for six months. The Lyndon Township’s Planning Commission, which is reviewing the proposed mine, has delayed the special land use application for six months, WEMU reports. McCoig Materials would operate ...

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Lyndon Township to vote on proposed sand and gravel mine

Apr 30, 2014

Lyndon Township to vote on proposed sand and gravel mine

One company is seeking permission to mine for sand and gravel in Chelsea, Michigan. The site, proposed by McCoig Materials, would be located in the township of Lyndon, Michigan Radio reports. Township officials are scheduled to vote on the proposed mine next ...

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Sand and Gravel Pricing by State

Jan 07, 2014

Sand and Gravel Pricing by State

While sand and gravel producers have closed the door on 2013 production, state-by-state pricing trends throughout the most recent year are not yet widely available. Operators can, however, look to 2012 production and pricing information to benchmark how they fared against ...

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Michigan Aggregates Association hosts refresher training courses throughout state

Nov 04, 2013

Michigan Aggregates Association hosts refresher training courses throughout state

The Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) and AIS Construction Equipment will jointly host Annual Refresher Training Courses at AIS locations throughout Michigan during January and February. MAA will provide Annual Refresher Training Courses for attendees, while AIS will provide the training facilities ...

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Beemer’s Sand and Gravel donates to garden project in Michigan

Jun 11, 2013

Beemer’s Sand and Gravel donates to garden project in Michigan

Michigan-based excavating service-provider Beemer’s Sand and Gravel last month donated one load of dirt to a local garden project, according to The Clare County Review. The donation filled all six plots created by Michigan Works! Association, which launched the Region 7B ...

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Two Michigan townships to consider quarry site plans

May 21, 2013

Two Michigan townships to consider quarry site plans

Two township planning commissions in Michigan will meet this week to consider site plans for U.S. Silica’s proposed new sand quarry off Telegraph Road near the towns of Ash and Berlin, Monroe News reported. The Berlin Township Planning Commission will meet ...

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Michigan slashes permitting costs for Great Lakes dredging

Mar 14, 2013

Michigan slashes permitting costs for Great Lakes dredging

The Detroit News reports that  the Natural Resources Committee approved three bills that would "expedite the permit process and dramatically cut the cost for dredging Great Lakes harbors and marinas facing low water levels." The three-bill package, passed earlier this week, ...

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