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Unexpected sand and gravel causes rollover accident

Nov 18, 2014

Unexpected sand and gravel causes rollover accident

  Although the road in the picture looks like a gravel road, it's definitely not supposed to be. According to reports, a belly dump truck littered a massive amount of sand and gravel on Frontage Road in San Angelo, Texas, which ...

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Cement shipments were up slightly in August

Nov 14, 2014

Cement shipments were up slightly in August

The Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2014 were 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), up slightly from the level in August 2013. Shipments for the year through August were 57.3 ...

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Harrison Gypsum acquires The Gravel Company

Oct 17, 2014

Harrison Gypsum acquires The Gravel Company

Harrison Gypsum, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired The Gravel Company. The Gravel Company provides aggregate materials, including sand and gravel, limestone, and caliche, to the construction industry across various oil & gas basins throughout South Texas. Financial terms of the ...

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Four Holcim plants receive EPA’s Energy Star

Sep 22, 2014

Four Holcim plants receive EPA’s Energy Star

Holcim (US) has announced that four of its plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star award for superior energy performance. "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filiberto Ruiz, president ...

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PHOTOS: Rare prehistoric mammoth found at sand and gravel pit

Sep 15, 2014

PHOTOS: Rare prehistoric mammoth found at sand and gravel pit

  You never know what you're going to find when you start digging! That was certainly true for Wayne McEwen, who owns a sand and gravel pit in Ellis County, Texas. It was just a normal day of excavating when McEwen's ...

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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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Vulcan purchases operations from Martin Marietta

Aug 19, 2014

Vulcan purchases operations from Martin Marietta

Vulcan Materials has acquired one quarry in southern Oklahoma with rail distribution capabilities into Texas, and two distribution yards in the Dallas area from Martin Marietta Materials. The acquisition increases Vulcan's footprint in the Texas market. "Texas is a strategic market for us," ...

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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a look inside Texas Crushed Stone Co.’s Georgetown Quarry

May 27, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a look inside Texas Crushed Stone Co.’s Georgetown Quarry

The family-owned and operated Texas Crushed Stone Co. was incorporated in 1947. The company’s Georgetown Quarry, which was opened in the late 1950s, has been one of the nation’s top producing crushed stone operations for the past few years. Click through the ...

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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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Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Jan 24, 2014

Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Two men are in the hospital following an accident at a sand and gravel operation near Amarillo, Texas. One worker was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning due to injuries sustained after a cable broke off a truck and struck him ...

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Crushed Stone Pricing by State

Jan 14, 2014

Crushed Stone Pricing by State

Crushed stone producers fared slightly better, in terms of price per ton, than their sand and gravel counterparts during 2012. While the average price of a metric ton of sand and gravel was $7.84, a metric ton of crushed stone sold ...

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