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Mine refuses MSHA inspection

Jul 18, 2014

Mine refuses MSHA inspection

A sand and gravel mine in North Dakota has found itself in a heap of trouble with the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has filed a lawsuit against the Jamestown-based Northern Excavating Co. for denying federal officials entry to ...

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See the light on Route 66

Jul 01, 2014

See the light on Route 66

By Bill Langer Along the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, be sure to watch for the light from a miner’s cabin. We leave Adrian, Texas, in our rear view mirror as we continue our westward trek along old Route 66/Interstate 40. Soon we ...

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The nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers

Jun 16, 2014

The nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers

2012 production numbers document a second year of incremental growth in the market. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2012 was 2.18 billion short tons valued at $17.6 billion, free on board (f.o.b.) at plant. In 2012, construction aggregates production remained ...

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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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Crushed stone production rises 5% in Q1 2014

Jun 02, 2014

Crushed stone production rises 5% in Q1 2014

An estimated 222 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Crushed stone production in the first quarter ...

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Massillon Materials, Bolivar resolve $5 million suit with new agreement

May 21, 2014

Massillon Materials, Bolivar resolve $5 million suit with new agreement

Massillon Materials and the village of Bolivar, Ohio have entered into a new agreement, resolving a $5 million lawsuit, The (Massillon) Independent reports. The sand and gravel company filed the lawsuit after nearby residents pushed for and got a ballot initiative ...

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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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Brant County requests silica impact study at Dufferin’s proposed sand and gravel site in Paris, Ontario

May 11, 2014

Brant County requests silica impact study at Dufferin’s proposed sand and gravel site in Paris, Ontario

Brant County wants to see an impact study of potential silica at Dufferin Aggregates’ proposed sand and gravel pit near Paris, Ontario, the Brantford Expositor reports. The study would take place at a proposed 600-acre-plus area where Dufferin, a division of ...

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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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U.S. Concrete begins mining at Red River Plant in Oklahoma

Mar 11, 2014

U.S. Concrete begins mining at Red River Plant in Oklahoma

U.S. Concrete recently announced its subsidiary, Redi-Mix Concrete, LLC, has begun operations at its Red River Plant in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The plant, a sand and gravel operation, allows the company to supply materials to its Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex concrete operations as ...

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Crushed stone production up 3% in Q4 2013

Mar 10, 2014

Crushed stone production up 3% in Q4 2013

An estimated 292 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The report notes that crushed stone production ...

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A Taxing Situation

Feb 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   Conventional wisdom dictates that most onerous local regulations are born in the West and migrate East. It was a bit of a surprise, therefore, when I read about a dispute involving taxes levied on aggregates. This particular ...

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