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The U.S. saw an increase in construction aggregates in the second quarter

Aug 27, 2015

The U.S. saw an increase in construction aggregates in the second quarter

The production of American construction aggregates increased in the second quarter of 2015, with more than 1.1 billion tons produced in the quarter. According to the United States Geological Survey, production of construction aggregates had a 5 percent increase in the second ...

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Firefighters use heavy equipment to control fire at sand and gravel facility

Aug 11, 2015

Firefighters use heavy equipment to control fire at sand and gravel facility

A fire broke out at a Massachusetts sand and gravel facility Tuesday, and the firefighters on the scene put to use some of the heavy equipment that's usually moving aggregates instead of burning debris. According to Patch.com, the fire started early Tuesday ...

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VIDEO: Excavators use sand and gravel to repair beach

Jun 30, 2015

VIDEO: Excavators use sand and gravel to repair beach

Typically, heavy duty excavators such as those featured in this video are found chugging along at mines and quarry sites, but the machines were put to another use on a beach in the United Kingdom this week. The excavators were taking ...

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Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

Apr 29, 2015

Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

St. Marys Cement Group in Ontario was fined $75,000 for workplace safety infractions when a worker became trapped in equipment and suffered a leg injury. According to a bulletin from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the cement manufacturer pled guilty ...

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VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: Highbank Resources commissions Swamp Point North aggregate quarry in British Columbia, Canada

Apr 16, 2015

On April 14, Highbank Resources Ltd. commissioned a wash plant, cone crusher, jaw crusher, and stacking conveyor systems at its Swamp Point North (SPN) aggregate quarry in British Columbia, Canada, according to a company news release. Several samples of the ...

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Colorado county approves permit for new gravel pit for SH 9 improvements

Mar 24, 2015

The Grand County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Kirkland Construction LLLP’s request for a special-use permit for a temporary sand and gravel pit near Kremmling, Colo. Skyhidailynews.com reports that the 30-acre site, which is located on Blue Valley ...

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New Hampshire town votes to purchase sand and gravel pit

Mar 17, 2015

One of the items discussed during the Nelson, N.H., annual town hall meeting was the purchase of a sand and gravel pit in a neighboring town, which would allow the city to excavate its own materials for town roads. SentinelSource.com ...

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Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

Mar 04, 2015

Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

A piece of Minnesota’s mining history has disappeared beneath the waves of Lake Superior. The waterfront landmark in Duluth, a column that was one of several supports for a trestle used to unload sand and gravel barges a century ago, ...

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Aggregate production up 7 percent in 2014

Mar 03, 2015

Aggregate production up 7 percent in 2014

Based on information gathered from its quarterly sample survey of crushed stone and sand and gravel producers, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated that 595 million short tons of construction aggregates were produced and shipped during the fourth quarter ...

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Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Feb 19, 2015

Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Another positive sign that construction is on the upswing comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bureau has announced that it will auction more than 9.5 million tons of sand and gravel from the Lone Mountain Community Pit ...

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Man dies in silo accident at Texas concrete plant

Feb 19, 2015

Man dies in silo accident at Texas concrete plant

On Feb. 16, a contractor working at a concrete plant in Cobb County, Texas, was killed when he fell into a silo full of sand and gravel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb Fire and Emergency Services received a ...

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Aggregate production went way up in 2014

Feb 03, 2015

Aggregate production went way up in 2014

Everyone in the business should be happy to hear the production of construction aggregates rose to an estimated 2.171 billion metric tons, representing a total value of $19.8 billion in 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report. That's ...

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