Vulcan’s Hill Look Ahead

Aug. 4. 2022 – In its just-released second-quarter report Vulcan Materials’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hill looked into his crystal ball, noting, “We are updating our full-year Adjusted EBITDA guidance range to reflect the considerable pricing momentum in our aggregates business as well as higher than expected energy-related cost inflation that is currently impacting each of our segments. Additionally, our…

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CASE Debuts Minotaur DL550

Aug. 3, 2022 – Every quarry needs to have one of these around for an all-purpose clean up machine. At a special evening media event, CASE Construction Equipment launched what it is calling “an all-new, industry-first equipment category” with the introduction of the CASE Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader. The event took place at CASE’s Customer Center in Tomahawk, Wis. CASE…

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Get the Rock Products Discount for ConExpo-Con/Agg

Aug. 2, 2022 – Are you interested in getting a special Rock Products discount for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023? Registration is now open for the show, running March 14-18, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. North America’s largest construction trade show will feature more than 1,800 exhibitors across over 2.7 million sq. ft. showcasing the most advanced equipment and construction industry…

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Martin Marietta Shipments Rise

July 28, 2022 – The publicly traded companies are starting to report second-quarter and first-half results. Martin Marietta Materials, in its second-quarter report, noted that aggregates shipments totaled 57.8 million tons, a 9.3% increase, versus 52.9 million tons in the second quarter of 2021. For the first six months of the year, the company is reporting aggregates shipments of 99.9 million tons, a 11% increase versus 90.0 million tons in the…

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California Releases 2019 Mineral Production Data

July 27, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), the California Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2019 report by the California Geological Survey shows that 111 million short tons of sand and gravel were produced in California in 2019, roughly comparable to the average since 2015. The report also says another 18 million short tons of other construction materials (rock,…

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Self-Healing Concrete

July 20, 2022 – Professor Liberato Ferrara, a professor of structural analysis and design at the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy is leading a project called ReSHEALience, which is out to develop ultra-high-durability concrete (UHDC). Such concrete is able to withstand extreme conditions and self-heal when used for construction in punishing settings like marine environments and geothermal energy plants. “These…

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Rogers Group Responds to Quarry Complaint

July 12, 2022 – According to The Claiborne Progress, some community members maintain that The Rogers Group’s quarry operation in Speedwell, Tenn., “is ruining the land and polluting the air and water while The Rogers Group shows no regard.” This exaggeration was disputed hands-down by The Rogers Group, which stated, “Crushed stone from the plant in Speedwell is being used in the Highway 63…

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A ‘Fair’ Offer

July 6, 2022 – The local government in Minnehaha County, S.D., created a task force to review and establish a new vision for the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls at its current location, but during a recent commission meeting Knife River Corp. extended a much different idea. “Knife River currently borders the fairgrounds on three sides and those surrounding…

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CalPortland Closes Redding Deal

July 1, 2022 – CalPortland announced that the purchase of the Redding cement plant and other assets from Martin Marietta Materials was successfully completed on June 30. In addition to the Redding cement plant in Northern California, the assets include related cement distribution terminals and 14 ready mixed concrete plants located in California. “We are pleased to welcome the new employees…

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