CEMEX, Heidelberg, Holcim Make Climate ‘A List’

Three of the top five global cement, aggregate and concrete producers have made the 2021 Climate Disclosure Project A List, reflecting transparency in environmental impact, greenhouse gas emissions management and water resource metrics. CEMEX, HeidelbergCement and Holcim are among 200 A List/Climate category performers from a pool of 10,000-plus companies that London-based CDP observes. “We commit to continue leading the…

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A New Approach to Neighborhood Councils

Everything Is Bigger In Texas, Including Advisory Councils. Kerr County Is Eying A County-Wide Group. By Therese Dunphy Aggregate-producing operations, or APOs as they are often referred to in Texas, have been under intense scrutiny since 2019 when the Austin American-Statesman launched a six-month investigation into the growing number of state aggregate operations and asserted that “state regulators did almost…

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Lehigh Expansion Opposed by County

Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. wants to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry near Cupertino, Calif., to increase mining. As part of the amendment, the proposal asks to disturb an area of the “Permanente Ridge” that is about 100 vertical ft. in height and 4,000 ft. across, according to the Palo Alto Times. The company’s proposal would effectively…

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Aggregates Facts

July 20, 2021 – Did you know that 38,000 tons of aggregate go into each lane mile of interstate highway? Construction of the average home requires 400 tons of aggregate, while the average size school or hospital requires 15,000 tons. Every state and roughly three-quarters of the nation’s counties are home to an aggregate operation, producing nearly 2.4 billion tons…

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CSSGA Names Gayle Lyman Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (CSSGA) has awarded the Gayle Lyman Memorial Scholarship to two deserving students: Jason Jacoby and Erin Kunkel. The award is named for former CSSGA Board President Gayle Lyman, who passed away unexpectedly in 2015. Lyman raised his family and spent his career in the construction industry in Grand Junction, Colo. Throughout his life,…

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Oldcastle to Build Asphalt Plant at Port San Antonio

Oldcastle Materials announced plans to build a new asphalt plant within Port San Antonio’s 350-acre East Kelly Railport. The expansion comes at a time when the region – among the fastest-growing communities in the country – plans to undergo significant road and infrastructure improvements in the years ahead to accommodate existing road traffic and a million new residents by 2040.

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