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Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Apr 17, 2015

Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Hlavinka Equipment Co., headquartered in East Bernard, Texas, will open a new division, Hlavinka JCB, in Victoria, Texas. The new division will sell new and used JCB agricultural and construction equipment, including skid steers and compact track loaders. Hlavinka JCB ...

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MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

Apr 06, 2015

MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released the final report on an accident that occurred in Midlothian, Texas, on June 17, 2014. A 41-year-old cement truck driver with almost nine years of experience and site-specific hazard awareness training died ...

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Truck spills gravel on Interstate 35 in Round Rock, Texas

Mar 30, 2015

There has been quite a bit of road construction going on in Texas, so drivers expect some road work delays. They don’t, however, expect to find loose gravel on an interstate, but that’s exactly what happened Friday on a stretch ...

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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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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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