Permitting Update: New York

The latest plan to quintuple the size of the Padua Ridge gravel mine is inadequate to protect its neighbor, the Watkins Glen State Park, from a host of potentially severe environmental risks, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation declared last week. The developer’s 784-page draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) fails to fully address multiple threats, including stormwater…

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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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Department of Labor to Honor Workers Whose Jobs Claimed Their Lives

When the nation first observed Workers Memorial Day on April 28, 1970, an estimated 38 U.S. workers suffered fatal on-the-job injuries each day and many more endured debilitating respiratory diseases and other life-altering illnesses related to workplace exposures. Today, work-related injuries in the U.S. claim about 15 people’s lives a day. In 2022, a reported 5,486 workers suffered fatal injuries,…

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MSHA Silica Rule Draws Ire of Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a final rule to “better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica, also known as silica dust or quartz dust.” The final rule lowers the permissible exposure limit of respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cu. meter of air for…

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Mississippi Lime Launches New Global Brand Platform

Mississippi Lime Co. has launched a new global brand platform and will begin operating under the name MLC. The transformation of the company’s identity reflects MLC’s progress as an international lime solutions partner with an unwavering commitment to safety, sustainability and service.   “MLC has been a trusted partner in lime for over a century. Our customers rely on us…

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SRM Materials Acquires Texas Quarry from Summit Materials

SRM Materials has acquired XIT Sand & Gravel in Channing, Texas, from Summit Materials. SRM Materials President Ryan Hollingshead stated, “We’re looking forward to welcoming this great group of team members aboard and partnering with them to produce and supply quality aggregate to the Texas panhandle.” Located approximately 60 miles northwest of Amarillo, this acquisition marks SRM Materials’ third aggregate…

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Martin Marietta Completes Blue Water Industries Transaction

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of 20 active aggregates operations in Alabama, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee and Virginia from affiliates of Blue Water Industries LLC (BWI Southeast) for $2.05 billion in cash.  This portfolio-optimizing transaction improves the company’s product mix, margin profile and durability through economic cycles by adding another pure aggregates business to…

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CRH Acquires BoDean, Northgate in California

CRH announced the acquisition of BoDean Company Inc. and Northgate Ready Mix LLC in Santa Rosa, Calif. These acquisitions represent the first entry by CRH’s Materials Solutions business into the state of California and enhance CRH’s ability to provide integrated solutions to customers in the attractive Northern California market. Both companies complement CRH’s Materials Solutions business in the Western United…

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