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  • Aggregates Performance Management

    When it Comes to Crushing, If You Don’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It.

  • The Sun Makes it Run

    BoDean's Mark West Quarry Becomes the First To Operate its Plant Using 100 Percent Solar Power.

  • High and Dry

    Texas Quarry One of the First in the State to Go to a Dry Dust-Suppression System.

  • Vulcan Shifts Leadership

    J. Thomas Hill, currently president of Vulcan's Southwest division, will assume the position of president, Florida Rock division, effective Sept. 1
  • Transportation Earmark Database Running

    A new database will allow the public to search for transportation projects submitted by any member of the House of Representatives in legislation originating in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 110th and 111th Congresses
  • Researcher May Improve Mine Communication

    Ryerson University researcher Xavier Fernando is developing technology to make reliable wireless communication possible in underground mines.
  • Researcher May Improve Mine Communication

    Ryerson University researcher Xavier Fernando is developing technology to make reliable wireless communication possible in underground mines.
  • House Bill Rescinds Old Earmarks

    House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to rescind $713.2 million of federal-aid highway contract authority for member-designated high-priority projects that have been on the books as long as 23 years
  • Txi Offers $600 Million Senior Notes

    Texas Industries has launched an offering for $600 million of senior notes due 2020
  • Industry Reps Pitch For Infrastructure Spending

    Bill Schneider, president and CEO of Knife River, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the status of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • New-Home Sales Rebound From Record Low

    Coming off an historic low in May, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 330,000 units in June, according to U.S. Commerce Department data
  • Nfpa Offers Electrical Safety Course

    Starting in September, the National Fire Protection Association, developer and publisher of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace will offer a three-day seminar that concludes with an exam
  • Lafarge Cement To Cut Co2 Emissions

    Lafarge Canada's Nova Scotia cement plant will begin to develop a new type of blended cement that is expected to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 76,000 tons by 2015
  • Holcim Plant Wins Safety Awards

  • Holcim Plant Wins Safety Awards

  • Leading Economic Index Declines

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the United States declined 0.2% in June to 109.8, following a 0.5% increase in May and a 0.1% decline in April
  • Cemex Wins Panama Canal Expansion Contract

    Cemex was awarded a supply contract for approximately 500,000 tons of cement for construction of a third set of locks in the Panama Canal expansion project
  • Silvi Supplies Rock For Airport Construction

    Gibraltar Rock Inc., a division of the Silvi Group Companies, is wrapping up the delivery of 260,000 tons of stone used to manufacture ready-mix concrete on site in the JFK Airport bay runway reconstruction
  • Txi Reports Losses, Aggregate Shipments Flat

    Texas Industries reported financial results for the quarter and year ended May 31, 2010
  • New Strategy Needed For America'S Bridges

    Built to last 50 years, the bulk of the nation's 590,000 bridges are 43 years old
  • Hillhead Quarry Show Finishes

    After last year's cancellation, England's Hillhead, a working quarry and recycling show, was again held at a Tarmac quarry near Buxton in late June
  • Graniterock Donates To Horse Show

    During a week-long horse show event in California next month, equestrians typically are not thinking about the clean up involved after hundreds of horses and their riders compete in hunting and jumping competitions
  • Graniterock Donates To Horse Show

    During a week-long horse show event in California next month, equestrians typically are not thinking about the clean up involved after hundreds of horses and their riders compete in hunting and jumping competitions
  • Voters Wrongly Think Stimulus Spent On Infrastructure

    Association of Equipment Manufacturers released details of a nationwide poll it commissioned about voter attitudes on the economy, manufacturing and transportation infrastructure
  • Study: Effective Leadership Depend On Leaders At All Levels

    Successful senior leadership depends on the collective effectiveness of other leaders throughout the organizational hierarchy, according to a study co-authored by Professor Jennifer Chatman at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Housing Falls 5% In June

    Single-family housing starts were virtually unchanged from the previous month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000 units in June, according the U.S. Commerce Department
  • Txi Changes Stock Holder Rules

    Texas Industries has reached an agreement with its largest shareholder, NNS Holding, a holding company controlled by Nassef Sawiris, for the early termination of its shareholder rights agreement
  • Aggregates Left Out Of Mine Safety Bill

    At a full House Education and Labor Committee markup of proposed mine safety legislation, surface and underground aggregates mines were excluded from provisions that were designed to prevent reoccurrences of disasters like the Upper Big Branch coal mine tragedy
  • Aggregates Left Out Of Mine Safety Bill

    At a full House Education and Labor Committee markup of proposed mine safety legislation, surface and underground aggregates mines were excluded from provisions that were designed to prevent reoccurrences of disasters like the Upper Big Branch coal mine tragedy
  • Former Mine Regulators Criticize Msha Bar

    Massey Energy says that two former, high-ranking federal mining regulators, David Lauriski, former assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and former MSHA Deputy Administrator Michael Lawless agree that MSHA has exceeded its legal authority by barring Massey from photographing and conducting other tests at its Upper Big Branch mine
  • Former Mine Regulators Criticize Msha Bar

    Massey Energy says that two former, high-ranking federal mining regulators, David Lauriski, former assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and former MSHA Deputy Administrator Michael Lawless agree that MSHA has exceeded its legal authority by barring Massey from photographing and conducting other tests at its Upper Big Branch mine
  • Msha'S Main Testifies On Mine Bill

    Administration safety leaders testified at a recent House Education and Labor Committee hearing on H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
  • Msha'S Main Testifies On Mine Bill

    Administration safety leaders testified at a recent House Education and Labor Committee hearing on H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
  • Msha Offers Mine Safety Grants

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold a competition for $500,000 in safety and health training grants to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines
  • Msha Offers Mine Safety Grants

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold a competition for $500,000 in safety and health training grants to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines
  • Aggregate Exec Reveals Mystery: She'S A Writer

    Sandra Brannan, better known in the industry as Sam Lien, is vice president of corporate development for Pete Lien & Sons. She’s recently done something unique in this industry; she’s published a mystery novel. Her book, In the Belly of Jonah, is the first in a series of mysteries, and it's set in a quarry
  • Lakes Limestone Trade Up 29% In June

    Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million net tons in June, an increase of 6.2% compared with May, and an increase of 29% compared with a year ago
  • Dot Convenes Panel On Transportation Funding

    In a panel session hosted by the Department of Transportation, the 2010 American Road & Transportation Builders Association Chairman Larry Tate said it was time to level with the public about the scope of the transportation challenges facing the nation and how much time and money it will take to address them
  • Granite Lands Calif. Rail Project

    Granite Construction has been awarded a $78 million contract by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board of Caltrain for a rail project approximately 10 miles south of San Francisco
  • Employment Index Signals Moderate Job Growth

    The Conference Board Employment Trends Index increased again in June for the eleventh consecutive month
  • Vulcan'S Concrete Plant Green-Star Facility

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association awarded Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division's Palomar Transit Mix subsidiary's Oceanside concrete plant with NRMCA's Green-Star Certification
  • Aashto: Freight Transportation Demands Near Crisis

    In 10 years, an additional 1.8 million trucks will be on the road; in 20 years, for every two trucks today, another one will be added
  • Ceo Confidence Holds Steady

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which had decreased in the first quarter, was unchanged in the second quarter
  • New Transit Gets $293 Million

    A $293 million investment announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood means that residents in dozens of communities nationwide will see major transit improvements, including new streetcars, buses and transit facilities
  • House Oks Faa Funding

    The House approved by voice vote and sent to the Senate an extension of funding and taxing authority for federal aviation programs through Aug. 1. The existing extension was scheduled to expire July 3
  • Study: Drywall Demand To Grow 8.4%

    The Freedonia Group is forecasting that global demand for drywall will grow 8.4% per year through 2014 to 10.7 billion square meters, a significant improvement over the 2004-2009 rate of growth
  • Vulcan Calif. Mine Plans Approved

    Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division was granted approval by the Azusa, Calif., city council for its revised conditional use permit, reclamation plan and development agreement for Azusa Rock
  • Vulcan Calif. Mine Plans Approved

    Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division was granted approval by the Azusa, Calif., city council for its revised conditional use permit, reclamation plan and development agreement for Azusa Rock
  • Pca: $4.7B Price Tag For Epa Proposal

    In a June 28 webinar hosted by Cement Americas, Portland Cement Association’s Vice President-Regulatory Affairs Andrew O’Hare, CAE, and Chief Economist Edward Sullivan cited dire consequences for the cement industry of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Artba Urges Pay-As-You-Go System

    On June 30, American Road & Transportation Builders Association testified before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  • Mine Safety Legislation Coming

    House and Senate Democrats unveiled a mine safety reform bill on June 29. A House Education and Labor Committee hearing is likely to be scheduled after the July 4 recess, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association reports
  • Coal-Mine Tragedy Puts Enforcement Model On Trial

    The Upper Big Branch tragedy has put on trial the classic command-and-control enforcement model for advancing mine safety. The Mine Act of 1977 made mines
  • Use Emotions To Change Behavior

    Even a casual mention of 9/11 and each of us will remember specific details about where we were and what we were doing when America was attacked in 2001.
  • Judge Rejects Msha'S Claim For Immediately Reportable Injury

    One significant provision of the 2006 MINER Act specifies that the Mine Safety and Health Administration must be notified within 15 minutes of learning
  • Coal-Mine Tragedy Puts Enforcement Model On Trial

    The Upper Big Branch tragedy has put on trial the classic command-and-control enforcement model for advancing mine safety. The Mine Act of 1977 made mines
  • Use Emotions To Change Behavior

    Even a casual mention of 9/11 and each of us will remember specific details about where we were and what we were doing when America was attacked in 2001.
  • Announcements, July 2010

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Knife River hosted Bolivian Governor-elect Santos
  • Aggregate Production Continues Slide In First Quarter

    An estimated 195 million metric tons of crushed stone were produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the first quarter. This is a decrease
  • Calendar, July 2010

    Please submit event information to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. JULY 19-23 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decisions MethodsGolden,
  • Aggregate Exec Reveals Mystery: She'S A Writer

    Sandra Brannan, better known in the industry as Sam Lien, is vice president of corporate development for Pete Lien & Sons. She's recently published a
  • Lack Of Bill Leaves Bridges In Peril

    If Congress and the president do not act later this year or in early 2011 on passage of a new, multi-year highway and transit authorization bill, hundreds
  • Building Results Mixed

    The multifamily housing market showed signs of returning to stability in the first quarter, according to the latest National Association of Homebuilder's
  • Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 27% In May

    The Lake Carriers' Association reports that limestone shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million net tons in May, an increase of 47.6% compared
  • By The Numbers, July 2010

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 5 Month 2010 5 Month 2009 % change Nonresidential Building $56,650 $67,500 -16
  • Lafarge Sells La. Sand And Gravel Site

    VantaCore Partners acquired Lafarge North America's Clemons Aggregates site in Denham Springs, La. The operation has an estimated 7.5 million tons of
  • Fred Weber Receives Safety Awards

    Missouri's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards, Mine and Cave Safety and Health Section and the Southeast Missouri
  • Teichert Aggregates Installs Wind Turbine

    Teichert Aggregates installed a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine generator to deliver electricity on site at its sand and gravel operation just south of Tracy,
  • Msha To Revamp Patter Of Violation

    On April 13, following the explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the committee on education and labor, asked
  • Arra Money To Build Fire Stations

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that more than $11.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be used
  • Innovations, July 2010

    ON-HIGHWAY TIRE The Greatec M825 wide-base drive radial is available in size 445/50R22.5 with an load rating. The tires weigh less than the dual assemblies
  • What May Not Soon Go Away

    Clever as I may think I am, I'm constantly amazed at my ability to not see the writing on the wall. Case in point: I've maintained, even going so far
  • The News Release In A Digital Age

    It is easy to get distracted. Electronic media are transforming public forums and public relations into a new information culture where spokespersons
  • Mi Casa, Su Casa

    Inviting local residents and media into your backyard can help people see your company as a great neighbor providing an indispensable product. By the
  • Equipment Buying

    When choosing an automobile or a house, a primary consideration is new or used. The same holds true for aggregate processing plants. Aggregate operators
  • Supporting Cast

    In early June, Bobcat gathered industry media representatives at one of its dealerships in Atlanta where it gave editors a first look at its new skid
  • Screening Equipment, July 2010

    Terex Cedarapids CRS6203 portable screening plant features a heavy-duty diagonal truss frame, plus patented flow-through lubrication system and sealed-for-life
  • Equipment Buying

    When choosing an automobile or a house, a primary consideration is new or used. The same holds true for aggregate processing plants. Aggregate operators
  • Mi Casa, Su Casa

    Inviting local residents and media into your backyard can help people see your company as a great neighbor providing an indispensable product. By the
  • What May Not Soon Go Away

    Case in point: I've maintained, even going so far as to profess this insight to my bosses, that once this recession ends, the aggregate industry will return to business as usual.
  • Innovations, July 2010

    ON-HIGHWAY TIRE The Greatec M825 wide-base drive radial is available in size 445/50R22.5 with an load rating. The tires weigh less than the dual assemblies
  • Supporting Cast

    In early June, Bobcat gathered industry media representatives at one of its dealerships in Atlanta where it gave editors a first look at its new skid
  • Screening Equipment, July 2010

    Terex Cedarapids CRS6203 portable screening plant features a heavy-duty diagonal truss frame, plus patented flow-through lubrication system and sealed-for-life
  • Supporting Cast

    In early June, Bobcat gathered industry media representatives at one of its dealerships in Atlanta where it gave editors a first look at its new skid
  • Screening Equipment, July 2010

    Terex Cedarapids CRS6203 portable screening plant features a heavy-duty diagonal truss frame, plus patented flow-through lubrication system and sealed-for-life
  • Innovations, July 2010

    ON-HIGHWAY TIRE The Greatec M825 wide-base drive radial is available in size 445/50R22.5 with an load rating. The tires weigh less than the dual assemblies
  • Supporting Cast

    In early June, Bobcat gathered industry media representatives at one of its dealerships in Atlanta where it gave editors a first look at its new skid
  • Screening Equipment, July 2010

    Terex Cedarapids CRS6203 portable screening plant features a heavy-duty diagonal truss frame, plus patented flow-through lubrication system and sealed-for-life
  • Innovations, July 2010

    ON-HIGHWAY TIRE The Greatec M825 wide-base drive radial is available in size 445/50R22.5 with an load rating. The tires weigh less than the dual assemblies
  • Greater Infrastructure Development In India Boosts Cement Market

    The consistent growth of India’s infrastructure and housing sectors has increased the demand for cement. There are also favorable government initiatives related to various infrastructure projects and urban development, which can revive the housing sector
  • Greater Infrastructure Development In India Boosts Cement Market

    The consistent growth of India’s infrastructure and housing sectors has increased the demand for cement. There are also favorable government initiatives related to various infrastructure projects and urban development, which can revive the housing sector
  • Highway Trust Fund To Get Bailout

    According to a report from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, on July 28, House Democratic leaders and the Obama administration agreed to push through a $5 billion Highway Trust Fund solvency fix
  • Highway Trust Fund To Get Bailout

    According to a report from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, on July 28, House Democratic leaders and the Obama administration agreed to push through a $5 billion Highway Trust Fund solvency fix
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg To Co-Locate With Concrete Expo

    Conexpo-Con/Agg to Co-locate with Concrete Expo The International Concrete Exposition, also known as ICON Expo, will co-locate with Conexpo-Con/Agg 201
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg To Co-Locate With Concrete Expo

    Conexpo-Con/Agg to Co-locate with Concrete Expo The International Concrete Exposition, also known as ICON Expo, will co-locate with Conexpo-Con/Agg 201
  • Artba Economist Warns Against Funding Delay

    The nation’s leading transportation construction industry economist says the Obama administration’s proposal to delay congressional enactment of a new, six-year federal surface transportation program investment bill
  • Artba Economist Warns Against Funding Delay

    The nation’s leading transportation construction industry economist says the Obama administration’s proposal to delay congressional enactment of a new, six-year federal surface transportation program investment bill
  • Volvo Sales Slide In Q2

    Sharply lower global demand for construction equipment resulted in a weak second quarter of 2009 for Volvo Construction Equipment, with sales down 45%.<
  • State Dots: Recovery Funds Putting Thousands To Work

    Directors of state departments of transportation from more than a dozen states described at a news conference the rapid pace of delivering jobs and highway projects to bolster the nation's economic recovery
  • State Dots: Recovery Funds Putting Thousands To Work

    Directors of state departments of transportation from more than a dozen states described at a news conference the rapid pace of delivering jobs and highway projects to bolster the nation's economic recovery
  • Housing Starts And Permits Up In June

    Nationwide housing starts and permits posted substantial gains in June as home builders responded to improved market conditions and the impending expiration of the first-time buyer tax credit, according to
  • Housing Starts And Permits Up In June

    Nationwide housing starts and permits posted substantial gains in June as home builders responded to improved market conditions and the impending expiration of the first-time buyer tax credit, according to
  • Transportation Bill Delay Gaining Speed

    According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved an 18-month extension of the current surface transportation law through March 2011 on a vote of 18 to 1
  • Transportation Bill Delay Gaining Speed

    According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved an 18-month extension of the current surface transportation law through March 2011 on a vote of 18 to 1
  • Nrp Acquires Texas Reserves

    Natural Resource Partners has acquired limestone reserves from Blue Star Materials
  • Nrp Acquires Texas Reserves

    Natural Resource Partners has acquired limestone reserves from Blue Star Materials
  • Txi Reports Financial Results

    Texas Industries reported financial results for the quarter and year ended May 31
  • Txi Reports Financial Results

    Texas Industries reported financial results for the quarter and year ended May 31
  • Mmm Updates Earnings Expectations

    Martin Marietta Materials now expects 2009 net earnings to be in a range of $2.70 to $3.30 per diluted share.
  • Mmm Updates Earnings Expectations

    Martin Marietta Materials now expects 2009 net earnings to be in a range of $2.70 to $3.30 per diluted share.
  • Ceo Confidence Improves In Q2

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which had increased in the first quarter, surged in the second quarter
  • Ceo Confidence Improves In Q2

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which had increased in the first quarter, surged in the second quarter
  • Cemex Declares Strabag Withdrawal Notice Invalid

    On July 1, Cemex received notice from Strabag SE that it was withdrawing from the share purchase agreement signed between the companies on June 30, 2008
  • Cemex Declares Strabag Withdrawal Notice Invalid

    On July 1, Cemex received notice from Strabag SE that it was withdrawing from the share purchase agreement signed between the companies on June 30, 2008
  • Pca Expects Global Economic Distress To Stabilize In 2010

    World cement consumption is expected to decline 1.7% in 2009, a modest drop that is cushioned by a roughly 4% growth in utilization by China and India.
  • Pca Expects Global Economic Distress To Stabilize In 2010

    World cement consumption is expected to decline 1.7% in 2009, a modest drop that is cushioned by a roughly 4% growth in utilization by China and India.
  • Great Lakes Limestone Slumps Badly In June

    The Great Lakes limestone traded continued to slump in June. Loadings totaled 3 million net tons, a decrease of 32% compared to a year ago
  • Cemex Receives United Nation'S Habitat Business Award

    Cemex received the United Nations' Habitat Business Award in the category of Accessible Housing Solutions for its programs Patrimonio Hoy and Centros Productivos de Autoempleo.
  • Cemex Receives United Nation'S Habitat Business Award

    Cemex received the United Nations' Habitat Business Award in the category of Accessible Housing Solutions for its programs Patrimonio Hoy and Centros Productivos de Autoempleo.
  • Obama Taps Main To Lead Msha

    On July 6, President Obama ended the speculation about who would run the Mine Safety and Health Administration by sending long-time union man Joseph Main’s name to the Senate for confirmation.
  • Obama Taps Main To Lead Msha

    On July 6, President Obama ended the speculation about who would run the Mine Safety and Health Administration by sending long-time union man Joseph Main’s name to the Senate for confirmation.
  • Obama Taps Main To Lead Msha

    On July 6, President Obama ended the speculation about who would run the Mine Safety and Health Administration by sending long-time union man Joseph Main’s name to the Senate for confirmation.
  • Plan To Block Quarry May Get Second Chance

    The Temecula, Calif., city council authorized a two-person committee to review a decision to reject a proposed annexation
  • Plan To Block Quarry May Get Second Chance

    The Temecula, Calif., city council authorized a two-person committee to review a decision to reject a proposed annexation
  • Plan To Block Quarry May Get Second Chance

    The Temecula, Calif., city council authorized a two-person committee to review a decision to reject a proposed annexation
  • Report: States Not Spending Stimulus Money Effectively

    States are not making as much progress as possible in spending funds
  • Report: States Not Spending Stimulus Money Effectively

    States are not making as much progress as possible in spending funds
  • ArtbaíS Buecher Addressess House On Funding Woes

    Increase federal Highway Trust Fund revenue through user fees and excises, drastically cut federal highway and public transportation
  • ArtbaíS Buecher Addressess House On Funding Woes

    Increase federal Highway Trust Fund revenue through user fees and excises, drastically cut federal highway and public transportation
  • Study Links Fatalities And Road Conditions

    More than half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions
  • Study Links Fatalities And Road Conditions

    More than half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions
  • Study Links Fatalities And Road Conditions

    More than half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions
  • Obama Administration Seeks Wetlands Clarity

    The Obama administration appears to support legislative clarification of federal wetlands jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Top administration officials
  • Peace-Keeping Mission

    Marawood Sand & Gravel is a small Wisconsin company that has been in business for 28 years. Over that time, MS&G has watched environmental regulations
  • Court Upholds Fall Protection, Safe Access Citations

    Administrative Law Judge David Barbour upheld two high-negligence citations: one was characterized as an unwarrantable failure and the other written as
  • Serious Injury Reduction Requires New Thinking

    A safety consultant believes safety professionals must change their mind-set if they hope to prevent serious injuries and fatalities in their workplaces.
  • Happier Trails Through Ppe

    The development, manufacture and sales of personal protective equipment is big business but not a new business. Think of the equipment used by the 19th
  • Recent Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    LASER DISTANCE METER Leica DISTO D8 is a hand-held laser distance meter with a digital point-finder, high-resolution 2.4-inch color display, 360-degree
  • Reasons For Optimism On The Transportaion Bill

    When it comes to transportation-funding advocacy, few are as recognizable as Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders
  • Reasons For Optimism On The Transportaion Bill

    When it comes to transportation-funding advocacy, few are as recognizable as Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders
  • Strong Numbers Are Not A Game Ender

    I can see it now. I pull in to fuel up my car, swipe my card, select my grade and begin pumping. As the gasoline flows, a video pops up on the pumps screen.
  • Strong Numbers Are Not A Game Ender

    I can see it now. I pull in to fuel up my car, swipe my card, select my grade and begin pumping. As the gasoline flows, a video pops up on the pumps screen.
  • Obama Administration Seeks Wetlands Clarity

    The Obama administration appears to support legislative clarification of federal wetlands jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Top administration officials
  • Obama Administration Seeks Wetlands Clarity

    The Obama administration appears to support legislative clarification of federal wetlands jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Top administration officials
  • Social Media: A Brave New World

    For communication professionals who engage in public discourse and advocacy, everything is about to change. Public relations became a profession because
  • Court Upholds Fall Protection, Safe Access Citations

    Administrative Law Judge David Barbour upheld two high-negligence citations: one was characterized as an unwarrantable failure and the other written as
  • Serious Injury Reduction Requires New Thinking

    A safety consultant believes safety professionals must change their mind-set if they hope to prevent serious injuries and fatalities in their workplaces.
  • Happier Trails Through Ppe

    The development, manufacture and sales of personal protective equipment is big business but not a new business. Think of the equipment used by the 19th
  • Hoosiers Hanging Tight

    Robert Jones had logged 25 years with Rogers Group before moving to Indiana Mineral Aggregates Asscociation to replace long-time director Bruce Mason, who retired more than six years ago. Rock Products caught up with Jones in his Indianapolis office in April to talk about the state's aggregate industry and how it is surviving the recession.
  • Peace-Keeping Mission

    Marawood Sand & Gravel is a small Wisconsin company that has been in business for 28 years. Over that time, MS&G has watched environmental regulations
  • Trimming Electric Motor Costs

    Collectively, the aggregate-mining industry represents one of the largest purchasers of electric motors in the United States. In fact, most mines have
  • Construction Spending

    YEAR-TO-DATE Construction Contract ValuesUnadjusted Totals in Millions 5 Month 2009 5 Month 2008 % change Nonresidential Building $62,374 $109,670 -43
  • Summer Fests

    Despite this brutal economy, three aggregate mining equipment manufacturers recently held events to tout their products and services. Case, Caterpillar
  • Sifting Through Screening Equipment

    When asking what an aggregate professional does, the answer is often, I take big rocks and make little rocks. Of course, that's a science in itself. But
  • Reasons For Optimism On The Transportaion Bill

    When it comes to transportation-funding advocacy, few are as recognizable as Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders
  • Strong Numbers Are Not A Game Ender

    I can see it now. I pull in to fuel up my car, swipe my card, select my grade and begin pumping. As the gasoline flows, a video pops up on the pumps screen.
  • Social Media: A Brave New World

    For communication professionals who engage in public discourse and advocacy, everything is about to change. Public relations became a profession because
  • Social Media: A Brave New World

    For communication professionals who engage in public discourse and advocacy, everything is about to change. Public relations became a profession because
  • Court Upholds Fall Protection, Safe Access Citations

    Administrative Law Judge David Barbour upheld two high-negligence citations: one was characterized as an unwarrantable failure and the other written as
  • Hoosiers Hanging Tight

    Robert Jones had logged 25 years with Rogers Group before moving to Indiana Mineral Aggregates Asscociation to replace long-time director Bruce Mason, who retired more than six years ago. Rock Products caught up with Jones in his Indianapolis office in April to talk about the state's aggregate industry and how it is surviving the recession.
  • Peace-Keeping Mission

    Marawood Sand & Gravel is a small Wisconsin company that has been in business for 28 years. Over that time, MS&G has watched environmental regulations
  • Trimming Electric Motor Costs

    Collectively, the aggregate-mining industry represents one of the largest purchasers of electric motors in the United States. In fact, most mines have
  • Construction Spending

    YEAR-TO-DATE Construction Contract ValuesUnadjusted Totals in Millions 5 Month 2009 5 Month 2008 % change Nonresidential Building $62,374 $109,670 -43
  • Recent Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    LASER DISTANCE METER Leica DISTO D8 is a hand-held laser distance meter with a digital point-finder, high-resolution 2.4-inch color display, 360-degree
  • Reasons For Optimism On The Transportaion Bill

    When it comes to transportation-funding advocacy, few are as recognizable as Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders
  • Strong Numbers Are Not A Game Ender

    I can see it now. I pull in to fuel up my car, swipe my card, select my grade and begin pumping. As the gasoline flows, a video pops up on the pumps screen.
  • Obama Administration Seeks Wetlands Clarity

    The Obama administration appears to support legislative clarification of federal wetlands jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Top administration officials
  • Social Media: A Brave New World

    For communication professionals who engage in public discourse and advocacy, everything is about to change. Public relations became a profession because
  • Court Upholds Fall Protection, Safe Access Citations

    Administrative Law Judge David Barbour upheld two high-negligence citations: one was characterized as an unwarrantable failure and the other written as
  • Serious Injury Reduction Requires New Thinking

    A safety consultant believes safety professionals must change their mind-set if they hope to prevent serious injuries and fatalities in their workplaces.
  • Happier Trails Through Ppe

    The development, manufacture and sales of personal protective equipment is big business but not a new business. Think of the equipment used by the 19th
  • Hoosiers Hanging Tight

    Robert Jones had logged 25 years with Rogers Group before moving to Indiana Mineral Aggregates Asscociation to replace long-time director Bruce Mason, who retired more than six years ago. Rock Products caught up with Jones in his Indianapolis office in April to talk about the state's aggregate industry and how it is surviving the recession.
  • Peace-Keeping Mission

    Marawood Sand & Gravel is a small Wisconsin company that has been in business for 28 years. Over that time, MS&G has watched environmental regulations
  • Trimming Electric Motor Costs

    Collectively, the aggregate-mining industry represents one of the largest purchasers of electric motors in the United States. In fact, most mines have
  • Construction Spending

    YEAR-TO-DATE Construction Contract ValuesUnadjusted Totals in Millions 5 Month 2009 5 Month 2008 % change Nonresidential Building $62,374 $109,670 -43
  • Summer Fests

    Despite this brutal economy, three aggregate mining equipment manufacturers recently held events to tout their products and services. Case, Caterpillar
  • Sifting Through Screening Equipment

    When asking what an aggregate professional does, the answer is often, I take big rocks and make little rocks. Of course, that's a science in itself. But
  • Trimming Electric Motor Costs

    Collectively, the aggregate-mining industry represents one of the largest purchasers of electric motors in the United States. In fact, most mines have
  • Construction Spending

    YEAR-TO-DATE Construction Contract ValuesUnadjusted Totals in Millions 5 Month 2009 5 Month 2008 % change Nonresidential Building $62,374 $109,670 -43
  • Social Media: A Brave New World

    For communication professionals who engage in public discourse and advocacy, everything is about to change. Public relations became a profession because
  • Summer Fests

    Despite this brutal economy, three aggregate mining equipment manufacturers recently held events to tout their products and services. Case, Caterpillar
  • Sifting Through Screening Equipment

    When asking what an aggregate professional does, the answer is often, I take big rocks and make little rocks. Of course, that's a science in itself. But
  • Sifting Through Screening Equipment

    When asking what an aggregate professional does, the answer is often, I take big rocks and make little rocks. Of course, that's a science in itself. But
  • Sifting Through Screening Equipment

    When asking what an aggregate professional does, the answer is often, I take big rocks and make little rocks. Of course, that's a science in itself. But
  • $1 Million Released For Iowa Road And Bridge Repair

    The federal government is making $1 million available immediately in emergency relief funds for Iowa to help pay for urgent repairs to roads and bridges damaged by floods, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced today.
  • Pca: Outlook Remains Grim For Housing

    Recent economic data reinforces Portland Cement Association’s outlook for continued declines in housing starts, according to a PCA Flash Report.
  • Road Funding Takes Another Beating

    The House of Representatives has dropped a provision that would have provided an $8-billion fix to restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund's. Road funding also continues to take a beating as fewer gallons are consumed and legislators propose suspending fuel taxes.
  • An Awarding Experience

    Staker & Parson has a philosophy when it comes to environmentalism. It's efficiency with a green paint job, which translates into bigger profits. If you
  • Shake, Rattle N Roll:A Workplace Hazard?

    The field of occupational safety and health is constantly evolving, with new regulations always on the horizon. When in comes to ergonomics and its wide
  • Some But Not All Relations With Msha Deteriorating

    An us versus them relationship appears to be building between aggregate producers and MSHA, and operator representatives in one metal/non-metal (M/NM)
  • Mayors Call For More Infrastructure Funds

    The mayors of four major cities recently told the Senate Banking Committee that municipal governments nationwide need more federal assistance in repairing
  • Fine Tuning Required To Get A Clear Picture Of Regulations

    Some of us (the older ones) remember black-and-white television. (A few of you may recall time spent around the radio.) I can still count on one hand
  • Nssga Endorses Campaign To Upgrade U.S. Infrastructure

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association has announced its support for the Americans for Transportation Mobility coalition's FasterBetterSafer campaign
  • Nssga Endorses Campaign To Upgrade U.S. Infrastructure

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association has announced its support for the Americans for Transportation Mobility coalition's FasterBetterSafer campaign
  • Flexco Expands Its Grand Rapids Plant

    Flexco has expanded its Grand Rapids, Mich., facility to accommodate new products and enhance customer service. Flexco Grand Rapids, previously known
  • Flexco Expands Its Grand Rapids Plant

    Flexco has expanded its Grand Rapids, Mich., facility to accommodate new products and enhance customer service. Flexco Grand Rapids, previously known
  • New Award To Honor Hearing Loss Initiatives

    NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association have established an award to be given each year to companies or organizations that exemplify Excellence
  • New Award To Honor Hearing Loss Initiatives

    NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association have established an award to be given each year to companies or organizations that exemplify Excellence
  • Shake, Rattle N Roll:A Workplace Hazard?

    The field of occupational safety and health is constantly evolving, with new regulations always on the horizon. When in comes to ergonomics and its wide
  • Cement Production To Reach 3.4 Billion Tons

    Global production of cement is estimated at 2.7 billion tons in 2007 and should reach 3.4 billion tons by 2010, according to a report from Materials Technology
  • Cement Production To Reach 3.4 Billion Tons

    Global production of cement is estimated at 2.7 billion tons in 2007 and should reach 3.4 billion tons by 2010, according to a report from Materials Technology
  • Congress Helps Cemex Settle California Battle

    A decade-long legal wrangle over a California aggregates project appears closer to resolution, thanks to a rare agreement among the battling parties. But
  • Congress Helps Cemex Settle California Battle

    A decade-long legal wrangle over a California aggregates project appears closer to resolution, thanks to a rare agreement among the battling parties. But
  • The Power Of Lean Crushing

    Not long ago, I happened upon a list of the manufacturers of the engines that power the 200+ mph cars at the Indianapolis 500 race. Of the 20 or so listed,
  • Branding Considerations

    Branding is a growing trend among corporate executives. Companies such as hospitals and banks that never thought of themselves in these terms are now
  • May Construction Starts Hold Steady

    At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $557.8 billion, new construction starts in May were essentially unchanged from April, according to McGraw-Hill
  • May Construction Starts Hold Steady

    At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $557.8 billion, new construction starts in May were essentially unchanged from April, according to McGraw-Hill
  • Improving Motor Efficiency

    Mining is an energy-intensive industry that drives massive production, consuming an abundance of electricity. In 1997, according to the Department of
  • An Awarding Experience

    Staker & Parson has a philosophy when it comes to environmentalism. It's efficiency with a green paint job, which translates into bigger profits. If you
  • Avalanche Of Proceedings Slows Contested Hearings

    Litigation between the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the mine operators and contractors that MSHA regulates is on an upswing. In all of FY07,
  • Customization And Durability

    Increasingly, aggregate producers are trying to gain efficiencies from their screening equipment while improving product quality. This equipment represents
  • Some But Not All Relations With Msha Deteriorating

    An us versus them relationship appears to be building between aggregate producers and MSHA, and operator representatives in one metal/non-metal (M/NM)
  • Mayors Call For More Infrastructure Funds

    The mayors of four major cities recently told the Senate Banking Committee that municipal governments nationwide need more federal assistance in repairing
  • Products

    PORTABLE PLANT Astec's ProSizer 2612V, which allows the asphalt producer to process RAP millings, features a 6 12 PEP Vari-Vibe 2612V double-deck, high-frequency
  • Q&A With Steve Sloan

    Steve Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association for
  • Fine Tuning Required To Get A Clear Picture Of Regulations

    Some of us (the older ones) remember black-and-white television. (A few of you may recall time spent around the radio.) I can still count on one hand
  • The Power Of Lean Crushing

    Not long ago, I happened upon a list of the manufacturers of the engines that power the 200+ mph cars at the Indianapolis 500 race. Of the 20 or so listed,
  • Branding Considerations

    Branding is a growing trend among corporate executives. Companies such as hospitals and banks that never thought of themselves in these terms are now
  • Avalanche Of Proceedings Slows Contested Hearings

    Litigation between the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the mine operators and contractors that MSHA regulates is on an upswing. In all of FY07,
  • Q&A With Steve Sloan

    Steve Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association for
  • Nssga Endorses Campaign To Upgrade U.S. Infrastructure

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association has announced its support for the Americans for Transportation Mobility coalition's FasterBetterSafer campaign
  • Flexco Expands Its Grand Rapids Plant

    Flexco has expanded its Grand Rapids, Mich., facility to accommodate new products and enhance customer service. Flexco Grand Rapids, previously known
  • New Award To Honor Hearing Loss Initiatives

    NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association have established an award to be given each year to companies or organizations that exemplify Excellence
  • Shake, Rattle N Roll:A Workplace Hazard?

    The field of occupational safety and health is constantly evolving, with new regulations always on the horizon. When in comes to ergonomics and its wide
  • Cement Production To Reach 3.4 Billion Tons

    Global production of cement is estimated at 2.7 billion tons in 2007 and should reach 3.4 billion tons by 2010, according to a report from Materials Technology
  • Congress Helps Cemex Settle California Battle

    A decade-long legal wrangle over a California aggregates project appears closer to resolution, thanks to a rare agreement among the battling parties. But
  • The Power Of Lean Crushing

    Not long ago, I happened upon a list of the manufacturers of the engines that power the 200+ mph cars at the Indianapolis 500 race. Of the 20 or so listed,
  • Branding Considerations

    Branding is a growing trend among corporate executives. Companies such as hospitals and banks that never thought of themselves in these terms are now
  • May Construction Starts Hold Steady

    At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $557.8 billion, new construction starts in May were essentially unchanged from April, according to McGraw-Hill
  • Improving Motor Efficiency

    Mining is an energy-intensive industry that drives massive production, consuming an abundance of electricity. In 1997, according to the Department of
  • An Awarding Experience

    Staker & Parson has a philosophy when it comes to environmentalism. It's efficiency with a green paint job, which translates into bigger profits. If you
  • Avalanche Of Proceedings Slows Contested Hearings

    Litigation between the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the mine operators and contractors that MSHA regulates is on an upswing. In all of FY07,
  • Customization And Durability

    Increasingly, aggregate producers are trying to gain efficiencies from their screening equipment while improving product quality. This equipment represents
  • Some But Not All Relations With Msha Deteriorating

    An us versus them relationship appears to be building between aggregate producers and MSHA, and operator representatives in one metal/non-metal (M/NM)
  • Mayors Call For More Infrastructure Funds

    The mayors of four major cities recently told the Senate Banking Committee that municipal governments nationwide need more federal assistance in repairing
  • Products

    PORTABLE PLANT Astec's ProSizer 2612V, which allows the asphalt producer to process RAP millings, features a 6 12 PEP Vari-Vibe 2612V double-deck, high-frequency
  • Q&A With Steve Sloan

    Steve Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association for
  • Fine Tuning Required To Get A Clear Picture Of Regulations

    Some of us (the older ones) remember black-and-white television. (A few of you may recall time spent around the radio.) I can still count on one hand
  • The Power Of Lean Crushing

    Not long ago, I happened upon a list of the manufacturers of the engines that power the 200+ mph cars at the Indianapolis 500 race. Of the 20 or so listed,
  • Avalanche Of Proceedings Slows Contested Hearings

    Litigation between the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the mine operators and contractors that MSHA regulates is on an upswing. In all of FY07,
  • Branding Considerations

    Branding is a growing trend among corporate executives. Companies such as hospitals and banks that never thought of themselves in these terms are now
  • Q&A With Steve Sloan

    Steve Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association for
  • Screening Demons Exorcised

    Blinded screens are a menace to production and profits. Diminished screen cloth opening area causes throughput to be limited, product gradations not to
  • Screening Demons Exorcised

    Blinded screens are a menace to production and profits. Diminished screen cloth opening area causes throughput to be limited, product gradations not to