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York Building Products withdraws York City quarry request

Mar 28, 2013

York Building Products withdraws York City quarry request

York Building Products has withdrawn its request to expand a quarry further into York City, Pennsylvania, York Dispatch reported. The decision comes after the company's meeting with York City Council President Carol Hill-Evans. York Building Products had plans earlier this year to ...

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Pennsylvania quarry ordered to stop blasting

Mar 26, 2013

Pennsylvania quarry ordered to stop blasting

Following a March 19 flyrock incident, the M & M Stone/Harleysville Materials quarry has been ordered to cease blasting. “The investigation revealed that a rock(s) were ejected upwards and outwards from the body of the shot which traveled approx. 381 feet ...

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Investigators continue to search for leads in Tennessee rock quarry homicide

Mar 25, 2013

Investigators continue to search for leads in Tennessee rock quarry homicide

Agents and investigators are continuing to examine what happened to a 51-year-old woman whose partially burned body was found in an old rock quarry in Tennessee on March 9, Times Free Press reported. Preliminary autopsy reports show that the woman, Connie ...

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Alabama residents review status of Gurley Mountain quarry complex

Mar 25, 2013

Alabama residents review status of Gurley Mountain quarry complex

Hampton Cove, McMullen Cove and Gurley residents held a town hall public meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Madison County Elementary School to review the status of the Gurley Mountain quarry complex, AL.com reported. Vulcan Materials began mining limestone rock on ...

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Connecticut police investigate skid steer theft

Mar 25, 2013

Connecticut police investigate skid steer theft

Connecticut police are investigating the theft of a John Deere JD 240 skid steer loader from the Herb Holden Quarry in Union near the Massachusetts border, TheDay.com reported. The machine is a 2000 John Deere skid steer, model 240, VIN #KZ0240A140371, ...

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Video of the Week — Michels Materials’ Waterloo Quarry

Feb 20, 2013

I took this week's video of the pit and portable processing plant at Michels Materials' Waterloo Quarry in Wisconsin. You can watch the video on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/aggregatesmanager, or on our YouTube channel. 

A Sobering Challenge

Feb 01, 2013

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable,” Franz Kafka.   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   The words of the German writer neatly sum up my advice to operators in both Colorado and Washington, where successful 2012 ballot initiatives legalized marijuana possession ...

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Vulcan sells assets, invests in others

Jan 22, 2013

Vulcan Materials Co. announced that it has sold assets of just under $150 million dollars.The transactions include the following: The sale of reclaimed land in California; A quarry in Virginia; and A percentage of future production at four South Carolina quarries. The South Carolina ...

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Irving Materials buys Rock Industries quarries

Jul 05, 2012

Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) purchased assets of Rock Industries from the Smith family of Peru, Ind., including the Peru and Plymouth aggregate quarries. According to IMI, it now has 18 aggregate mining operations across Indiana. Rock Industries, a family-owned business, has ...

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See you at the Forum

Jul 01, 2012

A gathering of geologists, planners, aggregate operators, and others sparks interesting dialogue on geology and mining.     I recently attended the 48th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, hosted by the Arizona Geological Survey. This has always been one of my ...

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Push it to the Limit

May 01, 2012

Push it to the Limit

This selection of dozers can help keep stockpiles in good order and assist with other jobs around the quarry. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Komatsu America Corp. Exceptional productivity, fuel economy Komatsu’s D65-17 crawler dozers are powered by fuel-efficient EPA Tier 4 Interim engines. ...

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The Bucket List

Jan 18, 2012

The Bucket List

Check out this round up of buckets and teeth that can help your operation dig up big profits. by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Specialty buckets for excavators allow operators to crush or screen material on site, on the go. Rotobec Rotobec says ...

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