Tags: sand and gravel

Sand portrait highlights aggregate industry’s sustainability

Oct 16, 2014

Sand portrait highlights aggregate industry’s sustainability

An aerial perspective of the National Mall offers a slightly different view than normal this month - it includes a 6-acre composite landscape portrait of American men. The portrait is the largest ever commissioned by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery ...

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80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel dumped on highway

Oct 10, 2014

80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel dumped on highway

  A little bit of sand and gravel usually doesn't cause any problems for drivers, but 80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel can cause a ton of problems! Transportation officials were forced to stop traffic on southbound I-35, north of New Braunfels, TX ...

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Aggregates production way up in second quarter

Sep 25, 2014

Aggregates production way up in second quarter

Production of aggregates had a huge increase in production during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of the year. According to a quarterly  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), domestic production of construction materials (cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed ...

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Tales from a 1922 sand and gravel convention

Sep 12, 2014

Tales from a 1922 sand and gravel convention

My household is obsessed with Google Ngram Viewer, an online graphing tool inspired by a program called Bookworm, that was developed by brainy folks at Harvard and MIT. Ngram charts the annual count of n-grams (or letter combinations), words, and ...

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Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Sep 09, 2014

Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Aggregates production in the United States was up eight percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to last year. During the first six months of 2014 an estimated 961 Mt of aggregates was produced, up seven percent from the ...

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Southern Aggregates fighting petition for mine location

Aug 19, 2014

Southern Aggregates fighting petition for mine location

Southern Aggregates is currently fighting a petition with 400 signatures from residents of Watson, Louisiana,  over a proposed location for a sand and gravel mine. The company has plans to excavate sand and gravel for commercial sale. Its proposal would include ...

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Four workers survive getting buried alive at sand and gravel plant

Aug 14, 2014

Four workers survive getting buried alive at sand and gravel plant

Four New Yorkers are very lucky to be alive today after almost getting buried alive at a sand and gravel operation. Richard Miller, 61, was working with three other men around 10:45 a.m. at Frontier Sand & Gravel when he got ...

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Wingra not allowed to mine beneath burial mounds

Aug 12, 2014

Wingra not allowed to mine beneath burial mounds

A Wisconsin judge has rejected a request by Wingra Redi-Mix to mine for sand and gravel beneath Native American burial mounds. The judge ruled that the mounds are not available to the public, despite Wingra claiming there is $10 million worth of ...

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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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