Maximizing Material Recovery

Ontario Construction-Materials Firm Partners With CDE On Ultra-Fines Recovery System. By Mark S. Kuhar Ontario-based sand and aggregate producer James Dick Construction has finalized a major new investment in an ultra-fines recovery system, designed and engineered by wet processing industry experts CDE, as the company solidifies its position as one of the leading suppliers of construction materials in the local…

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Here Comes AggNexus

June 5, 2024 – SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Concrete Products, Cement Products, and North American Mining magazines – is pleased to announce a collaboration with On The Rocks Digital (a Social Media Management and AI company specializing in construction materials) on a new live event: AggNexus. The event will take place Sept. 9-10, 2024, at the Thompson Conference Center…

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 A New Live Event for the Aggregates Industry

SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Concrete Products, Cement Products, and North American Mining magazines – is pleased to announce a collaboration with On The Rocks Digital (a Social Media Management and AI company specializing in construction materials) on a new live event: AggNexus. The event will take place Sept. 9-10, 2024, at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas in…

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Pricing Strategies (Part One)

Does Your 2024 Budget Set You Up For Failure? By Barry Hudson and Steve Franklin In the first of this two-part series, the authors state the challenge and offer initial advice. In part two, they identify solutions. – Ed. For such an operationally focused industry, quarry operators are very poor at planning, specifically sales and operational planning (S&OP). It’s hardly…

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Breedon Enters North American Aggregates Market

Breedon Group plc, a vertically-integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, announced the acquisition of BMC Enterprises Inc. The price was $300 million. BMC is a supplier of ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and building products headquartered in St Louis, with a strong track record of both organic and transactional growth. Breedon said this is a “compelling opportunity to launch…

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THE PULSE

By Allen-Villere Partners THE PULSE: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MARKET ANALYSISThe Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate 11 times to cool inflation, with the last rate increase in July. Most recently, the Federal Reserve held rates steady in December for the third straight time and acknowledged a possibility of three rate cuts in 2024. PIERRE VILLERE’S MARKET ASSESSMENTThe final quarter of the…

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H&K Details Seasonal Closures

H&K Group Inc.’s (H&K’s) Materials Division is announcing official seasonal shutdown dates for all of its asphalt plant facilities.  H&K presently owns and/or operates 19 hot mix asphalt plant facilities located throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  “Our state-of-the-art asphalt plants produce a wide range of mix designs, including: Superpave, Warm-Mix Asphalt, Red Top, Airport Mix, Custom Mix Designs…

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Silvi Materials Finds Cost-Effective Way to Ship to New York Market

Shipping sand products to Brooklyn, N.Y. and the five boroughs of Manhattan is a challenge. But Silvi Materials now has a new high-quality, cost-effective solution, according to Don Carpani, vice president, aggregate and cement sales. “A few years ago we acquired a sand operation in Port Norris, N.J.,” Carpani said. “We also acquired a port located about two miles from…

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Granite Wins Six Safety and Environmental Awards From NSSGA

Granite has been honored with six awards including the prestigious Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety large company award by The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). The recognition was conferred during the NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum, held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 25. The Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Award is a testament to the steadfast commitment of NSSGA member…

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