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  • Martin Stone Builds Its Business

    New Front-End Loader Drives Production from the Quarry Face to the Plant. By Mark Sprouls   Read More
  • Just a Drone Call Away

    Whitaker Contracting goes from Drone to Stone to Streamline Stockpile Measurement. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • Outlook/Forecast 2016: All Systems Go, Full Speed Ahead

    With a New Highway Bill in Place, the Future Now Looks Very Bright for the Aggregates Industry. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith   Read More
  • New Brand of Sand

    R.W. Sidley Supplies a Custom Blend for a Downtown Cleveland Renovation Project. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • IMI Aggregates’ McCordsville Quarry: A 60-Year Vision Approaches its Final, Successful Chapter

    Every good business plan starts with a vision. And that was certainly what Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) had when it opened its aggregate mining operations in McCordsville, Ind. in 1955. Read More
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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

Feb. 4, 2016 – A ranking of the top U.S. metropolitan areas by the dollar amount of construction starts for commercial and multifamily building shows the New York City metropolitan...
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Prime-Time Products

To complement its Polar Cab TS, an engine-off cabin cooling system that features exclusive thermal storage technology, Webasto launched the all-new Polar Cab ES at the 2016 CONDEX Show.
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Rock Stars

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) served as chairman of the Conference Committee that passed the The Fixing America's Surface Transportation, or FAST Act.
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Manufacturers in Focus

Eriez Vice President of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram announces customers around the world made 2015 the most successful year ever for the company in terms of metal detector sales.
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People on the Move

According to McLanahan Corp., as the company has grown, it has continued to evaluate how to best serve its customers around the world. As a result, McLanahan has created a...
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2016 Rock Products Readership Survey

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120th Anniversary Celebration

In This Special Year-Long Series Celebrating Our 120th Year Publishing Milestone, Rock Products Presents A History Of The Aggregates Industry. In This Issue, We Cover The Years 1960-1969.
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Distributor News

Asphalt Concrete Equipment & Supplies (ACE Equipment) of Keene, Ontario, Canada, teamed up with ALLU Group, Inc. in order to better inform customers on equipment usage and techniques that will enhance their profitability.
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NSSGA Commends House on WRRDA Bill


The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2013 on an overwhelmingly favorable vote of 417 to 3. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), ranking committee member Nick Joe Rahall (D-W.Va.) with Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and ranking subcommittee member Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) are to be congratulated for shepherding this bill through the Committee and the House on a bipartisan basis.

“With the passage of this bill, NSSGA hopes Congress will return to a biannual process for approving water resources development legislation, which authorizes important navigation, flood control, recreation, and environmental protection projects,” said Michael Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “Congress also should fully fund the projects through the Energy & Water Appropriations bill. Too often projects are halted or slowed due to inadequate funding resulting in longer completion timelines and higher costs. Fully funding important water infrastructure projects will return dividends to the American people through an increasingly efficient water transportation network, better environmental protection, and increased recreational opportunities.”

NSSGA supported WRRDA, which is a vital piece of legislation aimed at strengthening America’s vast water transportation network. The House action demonstrates that lawmakers can work together to draft and pass major legislation to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure. NSSGA urged House and Senate leaders to appoint conferees without delay in order to speed strategic investments in the bill that are necessary throughout the United States.

NSSGA also thanked its Aggregates in Action grassroots who contacted their House members to urge passage. Fully funding important water infrastructure projects will return dividends to the American people through an efficient water transportation network, better environmental protection and increased recreation opportunities.