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Rock Blasting and Overbreak Control Seminar Offered

"Are you working in rock blasting? Are you interested in achieving more economic blasting practices; improved fragmentation and muckpile shape; reduced ground vibration and air overpressure; and keeping management happy?

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U.S. Concrete Acquires Texas Aggregates Operation

U.S. Concrete Inc. acquired the assets of Golden Spread Redi-Mix, Inc. located in Amarillo, Texas. The acquisition includes 10 fixed ready-mixed concrete plants and a portable ready-mixed concrete division, consisting of five plants. The acquisition also includes an aggregates operation with extensive reserve life that is in close proximity to the Amarillo market. 

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USGS: No Growth in Total Aggregates Production for 2017

An estimated 572 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 6 percent compared with that of the same period of 2016, according to Jason Willett, USGS crushed stone commodity specialist. The estimated total output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2017 was 2.26 billion metric tons (Gt,) about the same as that of 2016. 

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U.S. Concrete Enters Partnership With Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport announced the addition of a new partner as U.S. Concrete enters IndyCar competition for the first time, paired with third-generation racer Marco Andretti. 

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Cabinet Secretaries Address Infrastructure

Five Cabinet secretaries on March 13 faced questions from the U.S. Senate on the administration’s principles of infrastructure investment, testifying before the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, reported the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

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