100 Years of the Mellott Company

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Nov. 18, 2020 – In 2016, I had the privilege of traveling to Warfordsburg, Pa., to tour the Mellott Company facility. I wrote a feature story that appeared in Rock Products based on that experience. One thing was certain during my visit there with Paul Mellott Jr., Brian Mellott and Herman Mellott – this is one of the aggregates industry’s best companies. That history of excellence…

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TACA Goes Full App

Nov. 17, 2020 – The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA), which represents member companies in the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries in Texas, has launched an app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new TACA app allows a more advanced communications experience for its more than 225 member companies. “TACA is enhancing the way its members interact…

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TRIP: Georgia Transportation Funding Inadequate for Growth

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A smooth, safe and efficient transportation network will be key to future economic growth and progress in Georgia, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. The statewide report, “Moving Georgia Forward: Road and Bridge Conditions, Traffic Safety, Travel Trends and Funding Needs in the Atlanta Region,” compiles a series of 12 regional reports that…

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Construction Starts Rebound in October; Highways Surge Higher

Total construction starts rose 12% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $787.9 billon. While sizeable, the increase does not erase September’s substantial pullback in starts. All three major categories moved higher over the month, nonbuilding starts rose 25%, nonresidential buildings increased 19%, while residential activity gained 2%. Four of the five regions saw construction starts move higher in October, with the…

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