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Location is key for Dolese Bros. Co.’s Davis Quarry

Jul 01, 2015

Location is key for Dolese Bros. Co.’s Davis Quarry

              In the late 1800s, four brothers started a public works construction company in the Chicago area, Dolese Bros. Co. When the oldest brother left the company, the remaining three brothers changed the company’s focus to supplying railroad ballast and followed ...

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NSSGA recognized as a Green Seal office for its sustainability practices

Apr 23, 2015

NSSGA recognized as a Green Seal office for its sustainability practices

Yesterday, on Earth Day, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced that it is one of the first 13 trade associations in the country to be recognized by the Green Seal Green Office Partnership Program. As a Green ...

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Luck Companies win state environmental award

Nov 06, 2014

Luck Companies win state environmental award

Associates from Luck Companies recently accepted a Gold Medal in the 2014 Governor’s (Virginia) Environmental Excellence Awards from state government officials. The company was honored for commitment to sustainability across all business units (Luck Stone, Charles Luck Stone Center, Har-Tru Sports, ...

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Recycling Plant Crushes Energy Concerns

Jan 03, 2014

Recycling Plant Crushes Energy Concerns

Melbourne, Australia-based Alex Fraser Group processes millions of metric tons of waste construction material – such as concrete, asphalt, rock and glass that would traditionally end up as landfill – and turns it into products suitable for reuse as roadbase ...

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October 2012

Sep 23, 2013

October 2012

Alternative Energy Sources 

San Rafael Rock Quarry receives asphalt permit

Jul 24, 2013

San Rafael Rock Quarry receives asphalt permit

The Marin County Board of Supervisors last week unanimously voted to allow the San Rafael Rock Quarry to recycle asphalt from road projects in Marin County, California, according to a report from Marin Independent Journal. Supervisor Susan Adams, who brought up ...

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The Big Leagues

Jun 01, 2013

The Big Leagues

  As the largest aggregate producer in the United States, Vulcan Materials uses an assortment of community outreach tools to impact thousands.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief     With more than 300 aggregates sites, Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest aggregates producer, has a broad footprint ...

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Information Library

Oct 04, 2012

Information Library

Educational materials for aggregates professionals   Aggregates handbook   The second edition of The Aggregates Handbook will be available on Nov. 1. The new edition offers updated content and expanded coverage on all aspects of the aggregate industry. Topics include sustainability, production technology, safety, ...

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Lafarge helps set the standard for sustainable homes

Jun 29, 2012

Lafarge helps set the standard for sustainable homes

Lafarge Canada, Inc. raised the walls and roof of an innovative NetZero energy duplex made entirely of precast concrete, the first NetZero precast concrete home in Canada. The company partnered with Stantec, who provided the design for the duplex. Its ...

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Lafarge wins environmental award for airport work

Jun 19, 2012

The Purple Lot, a Lafarge parking lot project at Calgary International Airport (YYC) which incorporated the use of an amended asphalt mix containing reclaimed asphalt pavement and Asphalt Shingle Modifier, was recently recognized by the Canadian Construction Association for its ...

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Going Green

Jun 07, 2012

Going Green

Nearly two decades ago, John Elkington coined the phrase “the triple bottom line.” Its philosophy is that companies should scrutinize three sets of results when evaluating their business: profit, people, and planet. The triple bottom line is not a new theme ...

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Mining for the Environment

Jun 07, 2012

Mining for the Environment

Lafarge’s Wildlife at Work certification shows how aggregate operations can coexist in harmony with the environment. Acompany’s gravel pit one day is another person’s wildlife-filled park down the line. Lafarge has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to turn mined- out ...

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