Tags: North Carolina

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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Quarry could become huge state attraction in N.C.

Nov 06, 2014

Quarry could become huge state attraction in N.C.

  For years people have called a 12-acre quarry in North Carolina, the “hidden gem of Winston-Salem.” Now there are hopes to unhide the quarry and potentially turn it into one of the biggest attractions in the state. It all started when one day ...

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Congressman praises Vulcan Materials

Sep 05, 2014

Congressman praises Vulcan Materials

Eighth U.S. District Congressman Richard Hudson visited Vulcan Materials in Concord, N.C., as part of a district tour and left overly impressed by the granite mine and rock crushing operation. "What they do enables us to continue to grow and create ...

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Firefighters rushed to quarry in N.C.

Jul 21, 2014

Firefighters rushed to quarry in N.C.

Firefighters rushed to a quarry in North Carolina after heavy black smoke was seen in the area. A large hydraulic drilling machine overheated and caught on fire. Flames quickly got out of control. The machine was 200 feet down at the bottom ...

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Powerscreen Trakpactor 320SR to launch at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Nov 27, 2013

Powerscreen Trakpactor 320SR to launch at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Terex Powerscreen on Thursday offered a preview of its Trakpactor 320SR horizontal impact crusher, which will launch for the first time in the U.S. at ConExpo-Con/Agg in March. Powered by a 9-liter Tier 4 Scania engine, the crusher boasts 350 horsepower ...

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Martin Marietta obtains water withdrawal permit for North Carolina operation

Nov 19, 2013

Martin Marietta obtains water withdrawal permit for North Carolina operation

The North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR) announced Friday that its Division of Water Resources has issued a water withdrawal permit to Martin Marietta Materials. The permit will allow Martin Marietta to remove up to 12 million gallons ...

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Martin Marietta requests water discharge permit for proposed North Carolina quarry

Sep 20, 2013

Martin Marietta requests water discharge permit for proposed North Carolina quarry

Martin Marietta Materials may soon operate a limestone quarry in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Area residents are considering the pros and cons of the proposed quarry, pointing to the quarry’s impact on water tables, wells and the Blounts Creek environment as ...

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Detectives search for suspect in theft of North Carolina aggregates supplier

Aug 22, 2013

Detectives search for suspect in theft of North Carolina aggregates supplier

Detectives in Cumberland County, North Carolina, are searching for a woman who broke into WHI Sand and Gravel and took several items belonging to the owner, according to Raleigh-Durham’s WTVD-TV. Greg Bullock, owner of WHI, reported a break in on June ...

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Rock the Quarry 5K to take runners through North Carolina quarry

Aug 21, 2013

Rock the Quarry 5K to take runners through North Carolina quarry

Residents in and near Asheville, North Carolina, will have the chance to run through a quarry next month during the sixth annual Rock the Quarry 5K Trail Challenge, according to a report from the Asheville Citizen-Times. The race, which takes place ...

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Doosan Portable Power helps Purple Heart Homes, volunteers build veteran’s custom home

Aug 13, 2013

Doosan Portable Power helps Purple Heart Homes, volunteers build veteran’s custom home

Doosan Portable Power last month worked to help a Marine Corps veteran move from Spartansburg, South Carolina, to Denver, North Carolina. Doosan Portable Power teamed up with Purple Heart Homes and other volunteering organizations and community members on July 12 to ...

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North Carolina quarry reopens observation area

Jul 18, 2013

North Carolina quarry reopens observation area

A North Carolina granite quarry has reopened its observation area nearly a year after safety concerns led quarry officials to close the area, according to The Mount Airy News. Carlos Goad, vice president of human resources at North Carolina Granite Corp., ...

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Martin Marietta to be featured in elementary education program

Jun 26, 2013

Martin Marietta to be featured in elementary education program

Martin Marietta’s Jacksonville, North Carolina, rock quarry will be the main feature in Onslow County’s “Be a Rock Star” program for kids, according to Jacksonville Daily News. The program will give students in grades kindergarten through fifth the opportunity to learn ...

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