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Moonscape to Landscape

Jul 09, 2014

Moonscape to Landscape

Teichert’s Hallwood Plant mines aggregate from the tailings left behind by gold-mining dredges a hundred years ago.   by Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor   Teichert Materials’ Hallwood Plant is located near the town of Marysville in northern California. It mines aggregate in the Yuba ...

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Oldcastle division earns 2014 Argus Win-Win for work with Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

Jun 04, 2014

Oldcastle division earns 2014 Argus Win-Win for work with Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

APAC Central, a division of Oldcastle Materials, has received the 2014 Win-Win Award from global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus. The award recognizes “innovation and co-operation in a sometimes adversarial relationship,” according to a press release announcing the award. APAC ...

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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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The Aggregates Industry’s Impact Along Route 66

Jan 01, 2014

The Aggregates Industry’s Impact Along Route 66

Get your kicks on a scenic tour ...   By Bill Langer   If you are even remotely associated with the aggregates industry, you probably know that highways are one of the major consumers of sand, gravel, and crushed stone. But in addition to ...

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Missouri DNR grants Summit Proppants mining permit in Ste. Genevieve County

Nov 22, 2013

Missouri DNR grants Summit Proppants mining permit in Ste. Genevieve County

Summit Proppants will soon produce sand at a new quarry in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. The company’s vice president of operations, Mark Rust, announced Thursday that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has granted Summit Proppants a mining permit that ...

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JPX Global, CGrowth enter joint venture for sand, gravel operation

Jun 25, 2013

JPX Global, CGrowth enter joint venture for sand, gravel operation

JPX Global has entered into a joint venture with CGrowth Capital to extract and sell sand and gravel from a pit in Colville, Washington, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The initial contract allows JPX to remove 49,900 ...

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Harald, LLC requests permit to remove sand, gravel from Plymouth site

Jun 14, 2013

Harald, LLC requests permit to remove sand, gravel from Plymouth site

Harald, LLC has requested a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals in Plymouth, Massachusetts, that would allow the company to remove thousands of yards of sand and gravel from their 38-acre site, according to WATD. Harald, LLC wants to ...

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County in Oregon rejects Delta gravel mine expansion proposal

Jun 13, 2013

County in Oregon rejects Delta gravel mine expansion proposal

The Lane County Board of Commissioners in Oregon on Tuesday rejected Delta Sand and Gravel’s bid for a hearing on the company’s proposed pit expansion, according to The Register-Guard. Delta’s proposal calls for a 70-acre expansion of its Division Avenue property so ...

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Volunteers use sand, gravel to provide clean water in Nicaragua

Jun 12, 2013

Volunteers use sand, gravel to provide clean water in Nicaragua

Members of several local Rotary Clubs--a group of people providing humanitarian services--have joined together to provide residents in the rural mountain areas of northern Nicaragua with a filtration system that uses sand and gravel to produce clean water, according to ...

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New Jersey quarry transports 1.2 million pounds of sand for sand sculpting championship

Jun 10, 2013

New Jersey quarry transports 1.2 million pounds of sand for sand sculpting championship

Tuckahoe Sand and Gravel last week delivered more than 1.2 million pounds of fine-grade sand to Atlantic City Beach in New Jersey for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting, The Beachcomber News reported. Seven dump truck transported a total of 28 ...

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The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

Apr 01, 2013

The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

2011 marked the first increase in production since 2006, with slight price increases as well.   U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2011 was 2.17 billion short tons, valued at $17.2 billion, free on board (f.o.b.) at plant. Construction aggregates production decreased ...

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Aggregates and the Olympics

Sep 01, 2012

By Therese Dunphy      From an opening sequence that showcased James Bond and Queen Elizabeth parachuting from a helicopter to Gabby Douglas’ gymnastic feats to Michael Phelps’ record-setting number of medals, the 2012 Summer Olympics kept viewers glued to the coverage. Despite an ...

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