Burnco Hires Zais as CEO

Burnco has hired Tom Zais as CEO for the Burnco Group of companies. He will be responsible for overseeing all U.S. and Canadian operations. In the United States, Burnco supplies ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products for residential, municipal and commercial projects in the Denver metro and northern Colorado markets, with aggregates plants in Golden, Longmont, Greeley and Fort Lupton, Colo.

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PERMITTING – JULY 2021

Canadian Gravel Pit Proposed According to the Comox Valley Record, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation spokesperson confirmed the ministry has a Mines Act permit application. The proposed operation would run for no longer than 10 years. A copy of the notice of work application shows the applicant as a numbered company, but the contact person listed…

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Quarry Academy Names 2020 Scholarship Winner

The Quarry Academy team just announced its 2020 scholarship winner: Alexandra Gregor, a mining engineering and management student from the South Dakota School of Mines. Gregor is originally from Sioux Falls, S.D. “I am grateful for this opportunity and am excited to see where this brings me in the future,” she said.

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Dynatrol Level Detector for Plugged Chutes

Dynatrol DJ Level Detectors have proven successful as plugged chute detectors for most types of conveying. They are also ideal for high point level detection providing dependable operation in dusty environments as well as on vessels, storage bins or hoppers equipped with vibrators.  For applications such as dust collection, sand, gravel, rock, crushed stone, ore, talc mine, crushed dolomite and…

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McCloskey Unveils Impact Crusher

McCloskey International unveiled the I4C, the latest entry into McCloskey’s impact crusher line. In a class of its own, it brings the power and productivity of an 1,125-mm (44.3-in.) impactor to a compact footprint for maximum maneuverability. Taking the original impact crusher design and transforming it into a heavy-duty compact product that is even more flexible and productive, the new…

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Guest Editorial: Improving the Aggregate Industry Starts with Fixing Supply Chains

By Priyesh Ranjan Aggregates are quite literally the bedrock of U.S. infrastructure. In 2020 alone, the estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption was 2.43 billion metric tons. But despite a growing aggregate demand, there is one cog in the machine that’s preventing the industry from reaching its full potential: a broken supply chain network. 

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The Horses Are Out of the Barn

Well, the barn door has been kicked open, and the horses are out. After more than a year of COVID-19-driven inactivity, a lot is starting to happen.  For openers, two major mergers rocked the aggregates industry, changing the landscape regionally and nationally. Vulcan Materials Co. and U.S. Concrete Inc. entered into a definitive merger agreement; and Martin Marietta Materials Inc.…

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