Small Producer Steps Up Big

Caldwell Stone Co.’s Danville Quarry Garners Recognition For Going The Extra Mile After Tornadoes Strike Its State. By Therese Dunphy Small producers can have a big impact in the communities they serve. In September, Caldwell Stone Co.’s Danville Quarry was recognized as the highest scoring Gold award winner in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Community Relations Excellence…

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News from Washington, South Carolina, Colorado

According to The Herald, in Everett, Wash., a gravel mine that has operated for almost 25 years in Snohomish County is seeking to expand by 56 acres. Some neighbors have questions about truck traffic, noise and impacts to well water. Cadman operates the 425-acre sand, gravel and crushed stone mine off Mountain Loop Highway northeast of Granite Falls, outside city…

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Materially Aims to Bring Connectivity, Efficiency to Aggregates Fulfillment

Materially was founded in 2021 to help streamline the way that aggregates are bought, sold and delivered. Materially’s novel software platform digitally connects aggregates suppliers with their customers and haulers, leading to more efficient communication and collaboration. Ozan Yalniz, the founder and CEO of Materially, felt the pain points of aggregates procurement firsthand while working as a civil engineer on…

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Sandvik’s BIO Tool Grease for Breakers

Sandvik’s BIO Tool Grease offers a greener alternative to machine upkeep. This modern, high performance biodegradable grease is the first product in its Green Range and is specially formulated to be more environmentally friendly. Lithium complex-thickened BIO Tool Grease is based on biodegradable esters and PAO and contains corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, and bismuth technology-based EP/AW additives.  The special formulation makes…

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Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish even more with their machines. “Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, product manager for Takeuchi-U.S. “Contractors and others who perform demolition and excavation will find these…

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Vortex Receives Kansas Governor’s Award of Excellence

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that Vortex Global has received the highest honor a business can receive in the State of Kansas, The Governor’s Award of Excellence. The announcement was made Thursday, Oct. 20, at the To the Stars Banquet in Topeka, which honored 237 businesses, including 181 Merit Award winners, 56 regional award winners, and nine state-wide award winners.…

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Dodge Momentum Index Spikes in September 

The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, improved 9.6% (2000=100) in October to 199.7 from the revised September reading of 182.2. During the month, the DMI continued its steady ascent, with the commercial component rising 13%, and the institutional component ticking up 2.9%. Commercial planning was bolstered by a solid increase in office and hotel projects. The…

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Orica Reduces Environmental Impact Of Blasting

Orica has successfully formulated the Fortis Protect range of bulk explosives that will minimize nitrate leaching risk arising from blasting operations, according to the company. Nitrate in mines’ effluent has the potential to cause long-term environmental damage due to prolonged periods of nitrates being washed out from historical waste dumps. In particular, mines which operate in environmentally sensitive aquatic conditions…

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