Jamaican Rock Shipped to Georgia

Jamaican entity Lydford Mining Co. has secured its first shipment of construction-grade limestone to the United States, according to the Loop. Lydford Mining worked over four days loading 36,000 metric tonnes of three-quarter inch stone, which will be used in the production of concrete aggregates in Savannah, Ga. This marks the start of a series of regular shipments into the Southeastern U.S.…

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Granite Reaps Safety Recognition from NSSGA

Granite announced it has been awarded eight Awards of Excellence from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) in 2022.  The Awards of Excellence program recognizes “NSSGA member company operations’ achievements in the areas of Community Relations, Environmental, Safety, and Sterling Safety Awards.” Granite secured awards in all four areas, with three Environmental Awards (all bronze), one Safety Award (Bronze),…

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AggMaps Launches Digital Marketplace for Construction Aggregates

AggMaps announced the launch of its website and digital marketplace. With more than 25,000 quarries, pits, landfills and dumps mapped in the U.S., AggMaps simplifies the time-consuming task of sourcing, delivering and purchasing construction aggregates. AggMaps brings additional transparency, efficiency, and productivity gains to a historically inefficient marketplace – the sourcing and transporting of construction aggregates. The COVID era has…

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Stedman Promotes Bowman

Colby Bowman was promoted to marketing and sales services manager of Stedman Machine Co. Prior to this promotion, Bowman spent three years as inside sales manager for Stedman. A Miami of Ohio university graduate, Bowman joined Stedman in 2016 as an outside parts salesperson. “We’ve seen tremendous potential over the years from Colby as he handles each role’s unique challenges,”…

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Total Construction Starts Increase in May

Total construction starts rose 4% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $979.5 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts rose 20%, while residential starts fell by 4% and nonbuilding lost 2% during the month. Highway and bridge starts were up slightly. Year-to-date, total construction was 6% higher in the first five months of 2022 compared…

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Reshaping the Future

Innovative Designs And Strategies Will Benefit Quarry Operations Around The World.  By Toni Allen Without technology, there’s no mining. Ever since the most primitive forms of rock extraction with sticks and picks, innovative tools have continuously reshaped the way we gather and produce minerals and metals. As with any industry that focuses on natural resource extraction, increased awareness of the…

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SRM Concrete Buys Clinton-Tecumseh Aggregates

SRM Materials, the aggregate division of SRM Concrete, acquired Clinton-Tecumseh Aggregates, a sand and gravel quarry in Lenawee County. This addition marks the company’s second quarry in Michigan and the 17th nationwide. President of SRM Materials Ryan Hollingshead stated, “We are thrilled to have added another quarry in Michigan to help supply the needs of our concrete plants. Not only…

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Cat Electric Drive Wheel Loader Features Technology, Efficiency Updates

Built on a solid switch reluctance technology foundation leveraging more than 15 years of Caterpillar electric drive experience, updates to the Cat 988K XE deliver up to 10% faster downhill speed, improved rimpull and increased hydraulic breakout force for up to 5% better production. The updated design improves cycle times in load and carry applications, while an optional counterweight increases…

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New V-Plow Design Delivers Lighter Weight, Safer Handling

Martin Engineering has redesigned one of its most popular tail protection devices to be a lighter weight, modular unit delivered in a compact package for improved safety and convenience. The re-engineered Martin V-Plow HD achieves the gains with no compromise in performance.  “The heaviest section of the previous design was about 21 lb. (9.5 kg), while the new modular unit’s…

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