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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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One Ohio agency uses sand and gravel to supplement road salt during salt shortage

Jan 27, 2014

One Ohio agency uses sand and gravel to supplement road salt during salt shortage

As a salt shortage looms over Ohio’s Miami Valley, some agencies are looking to sand and gravel as a road clearing solution. The city of Trotwood is using sand and gravel to supplement what salt it has, mixing the salt with ...

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Third quarter earnings show mixed results

Jan 01, 2014

Third quarter earnings show mixed results

Third quarter earnings results for the publicly traded construction materials companies are coming in and showing mixed results. Some markets are showing dramatic improvements, while others are still flat, if not depressed. Data produced by the U.S. Geological Survey shows ...

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Bolivar BZA considers granting conditional use permit for sand and gravel mining operation

Jul 02, 2013

Bolivar BZA considers granting conditional use permit for sand and gravel mining operation

The Bolivar Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) in Bolivar, Ohio, last month listened to various testimonies regarding a proposed Massillon Materials sand and gravel mining operation, according to the Times-Reporter. Company attorney Brian Barger, various experts and adjacent land owners gave ...

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TWS distributor installs custom Terex washplant in Trinidad (PHOTOS)

May 31, 2013

TWS distributor installs custom Terex washplant in Trinidad (PHOTOS)

DUO PLC, a Terex Washing Systems (TWS) global distributor, has installed a custom Terex sand and gravel washplant at the Readymix West Indies (W.I.) site in tropical Valencia, Trinidad. The customized TWS plant processes the clay bound sand and gravel to ...

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From Nothing — A Successful Business

Nov 01, 2012

From Nothing — A Successful Business

The Aguilar family didn’t let starting out with nothing but a truck and a screen stop them from turning their small business into a prosperous company.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   The small town of Socorro, N.M., just south of Albuquerque, is ...

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Boss Kean’s Ditch

Oct 04, 2012

Boss Kean’s Ditch

Despite Paul Newman’s charisma, it’s tough to miss Hollywood’s swell sleight of hand.   By Bill Langer     My wife, Pam, and I recently watched the 1967 movie, Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman. There is a scene where Luke is shown a piece ...

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Vulcan Materials mines recognized for outstanding reclamation

Aug 15, 2012

A Greensville County rock quarry and Henrico County sand and gravel mine operated by Vulcan Materials Company have been recognized for outstanding reclamation. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) presented the ...

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Data Mining December 2011

Dec 02, 2011

Data Mining December 2011

M&A Activity remains slow, but Martin Marietta and Lafarge swap assets The number of merger and acquisition transactions in North America was up 13 percent for the three quarters ending Sept. 30, 2011, while the total value of these transactions was ...

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Carved in Stone

Dec 02, 2011

And Last Comes XYZ Cartesian Coordinates can be used to specify the position of any point in three-dimensional space by measuring its distances from three mutually perpendicular planes. Aggregate operations, or anything else, for that matter, can be located on the earth ...

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