Covia Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Covia Holdings LLC released its 18th consecutive Corporate Responsibility Report, entitled “What We’re Made Of,” summarizing the company’s global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, activities and performance from the 2021 calendar year. The 2021 report was prepared in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals and Mining Industry Standard, making 2021 the third consecutive year in which…

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Select Sand First Quarter Tonnage Up 79% Over Last Year

Select Sands Corp announced operational and financial results for the first quarter of 2022. The company sold 107,428 tons of frac and industrial sand during the first quarter of 2022, which was 13% higher than 94,670 tons sold in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 79% higher than 59,970 tons sold for the first quarter of 2021. Driving the consistent…

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USGS: Aggregates Production Up 4.1% in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022 was 476 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 4.1% compared with that of the same period of 2021, according to Jason Willett, commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The estimated production-for-consumption of construction aggregates in the first quarter of…

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Production vs. Quality – Who is Right?

Trying To Get Product Out The Door While Meeting Quality Standards Can Be A Nightmare. By Steve Schumacher Successful companies in all industries have always strived to produce quality products, at a reasonable price, and in sufficient quantity to supply demand. If any one of those three elements is absent, profits suffer and customers are disappointed and take their business…

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What’s Under a Rock?

Hundreds Of Youth Learn About The Impact Of Mining Through An OAIMA-Supported Festival. By Therese Dunphy For more than a decade, members of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) have participated in the Hug the Earth Festival held in conjunction with the Miami County Park District. Held in April, the most recent festival hosted nearly 2,000 students and…

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Questionable Study Raises Health Concerns for Sand and Gravel Workers

A new study by Michigan State University shows an increase in doctor visits for shortness of breath among long-term sand and gravel mine workers in the state, compared to the rate for production workers in other industries. But does the study bring up legitimate concerns or was it designed to highlight a solution to a problem that does not exist?…

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