Chaney Announces Plans to Spearhead New Boys & Girls Club

Chaney Cares, the philanthropic arm of Chaney Enterprises, announced plans to spearhead a brand-new Boys & Girls Club in Lothian, Md. This project is made possible through a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) and is set to bring a safe and inspiring space to young people in South County. The new…

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Women in Aggregates Hosts Panel, Mixer at AGG1

On the first day of AGG1, Women in Aggregates (WIA) – formed by SEMCO Publishing, the parent company of Rock Products magazine – sponsored a successful AGG1 Academy session and networking mixer at the Music City Center in Nashville. The interactive “Finding the Next Generation of Women in the Aggregates Industry” panel featured Resa Furey, marketing & business development manager, Global Mining…

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Coal-Based Product Could Replace Sand in Concrete

A study by Rice University researchers found that graphene derived from metallurgical coke, a coal-based product, could serve not only as a reinforcing additive in cement but also as a replacement for sand in concrete. “This could have a major impact on one of the biggest industries in the world,” said James Tour, Rice’s T. T. and W. F. Chao…

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USDOT Awards $645 Million for Rural Transportation Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $645.3 million from the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (Rural) to help communities around the United States complete transportation projects that will increase mobility, improve safety, and generate regional economic growth in rural areas. Rural roads face a disproportionally high rate of fatalities, and a significant proportion of…

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Graniterock’s Assistance to Firefighters Sparks Gratitude

Quick action by Graniterock’s Wilson Quarry haul truck drivers helped Cal Fire firefighters get a handle on a blaze that threatened the Aromas, Calif., Quarry and nearby properties. The blaze started on a neighboring property – a lumber storage yard on Quarry Road. Tracy Rego and Robert Ramirez were awakened around 3:15 a.m. Oct. 31 with a phone call from…

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Sand Shortage or Not? A Realistic View on the Construction Sand Market

Recently, I traded my office chair for the sandy shoreline of a picturesque lake where I had the delightful opportunity to enjoy one of my favorite summertime hobbies: fishing. As I stood on the fine sandy surface, basking in the serene environment and reeling in a particularly feisty trout, a thought occurred to me: the debate surrounding the impending “sand…

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