GCAA Stays Active

Nov. 30, 2022 – The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA ) and member companies participated in 28th Annual Georgia Transportation Summit. This annual event was held in Athens, and GCAA served as one of the sponsors. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia served as the host and Executive Director Michael Sullivan welcomed the record crowd of more than 1,300…

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NSSGA Member Testifying at Upcoming EPW Hearing

Nov. 28, 2022 – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 10:00 a.m. EST, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) member Gary W. Johnson, vice president of land and quarry operations at Granite Construction Co., will participate in a hearing held by the Committee of Environment and Public Works on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation, examining private sector perspectives. He will share a first-hand perspective on the value aggregates…

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Free Seminar

Nov. 22, 2022 – Materially and Propeller Aero are hosting a webinar on Dec. 8 to highlight how their technologies benefit aggregate suppliers. Materially is a procurement and supply chain solution for better connecting aggregate suppliers to their customers and haulers and Propeller Aero is a drone surveying software solution. You can read more about Materially here in the November issue of Rock Products. Register for the…

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Rock Products Rocks Quarry Academy

Nov. 16, 2022 – Rock Products’ Managing Editor Josephine Patterson is attending this year’s Quarry Academy. This is the 16th edition of the Quarry Academy, a three-day educational seminar that looks at the full production stream of quarry operations. Put on by Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions and Dyno Nobel, the event sold out this year with 151 registrations – 20% more…

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Infrastructure Support a Winning Issue

Nov. 14, 2022 – According to Politico’s Weekly Transportation Report, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), maintains that GOP under-performance in the mid-term elections was in part because 19 Republican senators voted with Democrats for the infrastructure law. “What Republican leadership has done in this last year was they caved in on the debt ceiling, caved in on the gun bill, caved in on a fake…

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Announcing Women in Aggregates

Nov. 3, 2022 – There are a number of organizations just for women in the mining, construction and building-materials industries, such as Women in Mining, Women in Construction and Women of Asphalt, not to mention Women of CalCIMA, a group from the California Construction and Industrial Minerals Association. Now, SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Cement Products, Concrete Products, The ASIA…

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Hillhead 2024 Dates Announced

Oct. 31, 2022 – The next edition of the iconic UK quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition will take place from June 24-27, 2024, at Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, England. Hillhead returned with a bang earlier this year as The QMJ Group celebrated the show’s 40th anniversary over three gloriously sunny days in June. Exhibitors and visitors took the opportunity to reconnect…

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Countering NIMBY With Market Intelligence

Oct. 26, 2022 – Stuart Burgess of Burgex Inc. wrote a great feature in the October issue of Rock Products. The article focuses on how the company’s Mineralocity Aggregates platform was used to address community concerns In Parleys Canyon, Utah. Burgess writes, “The idea behind NIMBY is that local residents aren’t necessarily opposed to the ideas behind a project, but want it to be built somewhere…

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Bruening Rock Products Gifts New Truck to 40-Year Employee

Oct 21, 2022 – Jerome Halweg started working for Bruening Rock Products (BRP), Decorah, Iowa, in the 1970s but left to become a farmer, according to a story in the Decorah News. Several years later – in 1982 – he returned to BRP.  Halweg was recently recognized for his contributions over the last 40 years by getting handed the keys to a brand-new truck. Now…

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