Vulcan Materials Acquires Syar Industries

Vulcan Materials Co. has acquired Napa, Calif.-based Syar Industries Inc. Syar is one of the largest independently owned construction materials producers of scale in northern California. The company offers construction aggregates, recycled materials, hot-mix asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. For Syar, more than 70 years of achievement began in 1938 when C.M. “Tony” Syar started his construction business in California with…

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Holcim Acquires Virginia Aggregates Producer

Holcim US announced it has acquired the sand and gravel operation of Basic Construction Co. LLC, in New Kent County, Va. The transaction will add significant, strategically located, aggregate reserves for Holcim’s Mid-Atlantic Region along with 230 acres of land. The acquisition advances Holcim US’ goal to fuel growth through bolt-on acquisitions in mature markets in the aggregates business. For…

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MDU Construction Materials Business Rises in Second Quarter

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported second quarter earnings of $70.7 million, or 35 cents per share, compared to second quarter 2021 earnings of $100.2 million, or 50 cents per share. For the six months ended June 30, MDU Resources earned $102.4 million, or 50 cents per share, compared to $152.3 million, or 76 cents per share, in 2021. “Both our…

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MSHA Assistant Secretary Tours First Aggregates Quarry

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) organized a day-long tour for the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) Assistant Secretary Chris Williamson along with seven other Department of Labor/MSHA staff at Luck Stone’s Bull Run facility in Virginia. This was the Assistant Secretary’s first tour of an aggregates quarry and his first mine tour since starting at MSHA.…

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PACA Hosts Tour of Springfield Pike Quarry

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) hosted a meeting and a tour of the Springfield Pike Quarry with leaders in government, industry and higher education. PACA member Lehigh Hanson and its parent company, HeidelbergCement Group, hosted the event to highlight the safety protocols in the Springfield Pike Quarry, which was honored with the Sentinel award in 2019 by the…

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