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Minnesota frac sand companies to pay $80,000 penalty for pollution

Jan 07, 2014

Minnesota frac sand companies to pay $80,000 penalty for pollution

Two Minnesota-based companies will pay $80,000 for polluting waterways. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a frac sand mining operation in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, is being penalized for “discharging sediment into Burnett County wetlands, a creek and the St. Croix River, which ...

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Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

Nov 13, 2013

Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

A proposed limestone quarry in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, could be on its way to opening thanks to an endorsement from the county’s zoning board. Buffalo County’s Land Resources Committee unanimously voted to recommend the county Board of Adjustment issue a conditional-use ...

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15th annual Quarry Quest raises $130,000 for charities, environmental fund

Oct 22, 2013

15th annual Quarry Quest raises $130,000 for charities, environmental fund

More than 16,000 visited Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin, last month to attend the 15th annual Quarry Quest, according to a report from PostCrescent.com. The event, which took place September 14, featured family-friendly activities such as working the controls ...

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Residents in Wisconsin reject quarry rehabilitation project

Sep 16, 2013

Residents in Wisconsin reject quarry rehabilitation project

Residents in Brookfield, Wisconsin, expressed concerns last week about a proposed clean-fill project, according to a report from the Brookfield Patch. Elm Grove Now reported that hundreds of neighbors attended a September 12 public meeting, where Brookfield residents and officials discussed ...

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Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black named ARTBA 2013-2014 chair

Sep 13, 2013

Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black named ARTBA 2013-2014 chair

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced at its national convention September 8-10 that it has named Doug Black, president and chief operating officer of Oldcastle, the association’s chairman, according to a report from our sister site, Better ...

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VIDEO: Quarry Quest to feature first-ever sand sculpting contest

Sep 12, 2013

VIDEO: Quarry Quest to feature first-ever sand sculpting contest

Michels Corporation will host its 15th annual Quarry Quest on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin. The Quarry Quest website states that the event’s goal is “educating families in geology and ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

Sep 09, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

When it comes to the future of transportation, the road building and construction materials industries should "dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs of future generations," said Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez ...

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Wisconsin town rejects rezone request that would allow for new quarry

Sep 02, 2013

Wisconsin town rejects rezone request that would allow for new quarry

The plan commission in the town of Troy, Wisconsin, on Monday unanimously rejected a rezoning request from Kraemer Company that would have allowed the company to construct and operate a new 60-acre gravel quarry, according to a report from The ...

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Scheduled quarry blast shakes homes, businesses in Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2013

Scheduled quarry blast shakes homes, businesses in Wisconsin

Residents and workers in De Pere and Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, felt the effects of a quarry blast last Thursday morning, according to GreenBayPressGazette.com. The blast, which took place August 15 at about 9:40 a.m., caused a loud booming sound and shook buildings ...

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Wisconsin man sentenced to house arrest, probation following wire theft from sand, gravel pit

Jul 19, 2013

Wisconsin man sentenced to house arrest, probation following wire theft from sand, gravel pit

A Wisconsin man was sentenced this week to 7 1/2 years of probation for theft of electrical wire from Wimme Sand and Gravel Pit, according to WSAW. Ben Jovanovich, a 19-year-old from Amherst, Wisconsin, was arrested following a series of thefts ...

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Vulcan sells last four Wisconsin quarries

Jul 02, 2013

Vulcan sells last four Wisconsin quarries

Vulcan Materials last month sold its last four quarries in Wisconsin, the Birmingham Business Journal reported. The company sold its quarries in Franklin, Dousman and Racine to Payne & Dolan on June 14, and it sold its quarry in Sussex to ...

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Brookfield residents petition against quarry rehabilitation plan

Jun 26, 2013

Brookfield residents petition against quarry rehabilitation plan

Residents in Brookfield, Wisconsin, are gathering signatures for a petition against a proposed quarry rehabilitation plan that includes filling the former quarry with clean fill, according to a report from Brookfield Now. Residents at Regal Crest Village Apartments created the petition, ...

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