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Michele Stanley and Andrew McConnell join NSSGA

May 12, 2015

Michele Stanley and Andrew McConnell join NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced the addition of two new staff members — Michele Stanley, a seasoned surface transportation lobbyist and former Capitol Hill staffer, and Andrew McConnell, an online expert. Stanley comes from the National ...

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Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is building a sand loading facility for Pattison Sand

May 11, 2015

Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is building a sand loading facility for Pattison Sand

The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is building a sand loading facility for the Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton, Iowa. The Clayton County Register reports that the railroad is building a lead track through the sand facility and a six-track ladder ...

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Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

May 11, 2015

Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

Highbank Resources Ltd. loaded its first shipment of aggregates at its new barge-loading facility in British Columbia and delivered it to the Port of Prince Rupert. Helenic Shipping News reports that Highbank Director Jim Place, P. Geo., boarded the 100-foot ...

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Holcim shareholders vote to back funding for planned merger with Lafarge

May 08, 2015

Holcim shareholders vote to back funding for planned merger with Lafarge

During the May 8 extraordinary general meeting, Holcim investors voted to back a capital increase, which is the last major hurdle in the Swiss cement maker's planned $40 billion merger with France's Lafarge. Reuters reports that more than 93 percent of ...

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Grove Stone and Quarry will host Spartan Race in Asheville

May 07, 2015

Grove Stone and Quarry will host Spartan Race in Asheville

Grove Stone and Quarry is set to host the first ever Spartan Race in Asheville, N.C., this summer. The Citizen-Times reports that the race, which will be Aug. 29, can accommodate 8,000 runners, and nearly 3,000 are already registered. Ben VanCamp, ...

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Tilcon’s Mt. Hope Quarry pays Rockaway Township $250,000 to settle alleged code violations

May 07, 2015

Tilcon’s Mt. Hope Quarry pays Rockaway Township $250,000 to settle alleged code violations

Operators at Tilcon’s Mt. Hope Quarry will pay Rockaway Township $250,000 to settle alleged code violations that stretch back to 2006. NJ.com reports that the allegations involve Tilcon’s construction of new buildings and modification of others in 2006 without planning ...

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Action Supply receives approval to nearly double the depth of its sand mining

May 05, 2015

Action Supply receives approval to nearly double the depth of its sand mining

The Upper Township Planning Board voted unanimously to allow Action Supply in Seaville, N.J., to increase the total depth of sand mining from 65 feet to 125 feet, allowing the mine to operate for the next 30 years, the Shore ...

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Martin Marietta reports increased profits and sales for first quarter of 2015

May 04, 2015

Martin Marietta reports increased profits and sales for first quarter of 2015

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. announced results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015. For the first time since 2008, it is reporting increased profitability in the first quarter, as well as improved margins. In a company statement, Ward Nye, chairman, ...

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Overturned gravel truck closes portions of Route 20 in Illinois

May 04, 2015

A section of eastbound Route 20 in Elgin, Ill., was shut down Tuesday morning, April 21, when a gravel truck overturned Tuesday morning, The Courier-News reports. The Elgin Police were called to the scene at 10:23 a.m. and that portions ...

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Lafarge Canada partners with Earth Rangers for School Outreach Program about wildlife

May 01, 2015

Lafarge Canada partners with Earth Rangers for School Outreach Program about wildlife

Lafarge Canada Inc. announced that it will once again partner with Earth Rangers: The Kid’s Conservation Organization to bring its School Outreach Program to communities across eastern Canada. Earth Rangers is a conservation organization that is dedicated to educating children ...

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Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

May 01, 2015

Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

Three people were injured in a quarry mining accident in Westmoreland County early Wednesday morning, April 29, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. at Hanson Aggregates BMC Inc.’s Whitney Stone Quarry in Unity, Pa. “Early this ...

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Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

May 01, 2015

Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

Graniterock announced that its historic steam engine No. 10 is back on track at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. According to a company news release, the oil-fired steam engine was built for the United States Army by the ...

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