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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Lehigh Hanson Encourages Participation in Quarry Life Award

May 27, 2021 – Lehigh Hanson Inc., a North American subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, is encouraging students, researchers and interested others to participate in the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award, HeidelbergCement’s international research and education competition. The Quarry Life Award program focuses on mining sites and seeks to raise awareness about the biological value of mineral extraction sites worldwide.

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Who’s Number One?

May 24, 2021 –  Martin Marietta Materials Inc. opened everyone’s eyes like a strong cup of coffee this morning by announcing a blockbuster deal to acquire Lehigh Hanson Inc.’s West Region business from HeidelbergCement for $2.3 billion. Speculation has already begun in earnest about whether the transaction would make Martin Marietta the nation’s number-one aggregates producer. With help from Jason Willett, crushed-stone commodity specialist…

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PERMITTING – MARCH 2021

Virginia Sand and Gravel Operation Faces OppositionMore than 800 opponents signed a petition to voice their concerns about a proposed South Shore Sand and Gravel mine near Pikes Lake in Iron River, Wis. The town board voted 5-0 to deny President Ralph Frostman’s permit for the operation, but the fight isn’t over. The matter is to be taken up by…

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PERMITTING – DECEMBER 2020

Colorado Quarry Would Produce Material for LandfillThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is considering a proposal to mine unconsolidated clay, sand and gravel material approximately 10 miles north of Salida, Colo., just east of the Chaffee County landfill, according to the Ark Valley Voice. Chaffee County is proposing to develop 40 acres of BLM-managed lands. “This…

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NSSGA Presents James M. Christie Safety Award to Robin Markussen

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Robin Markussen, director of Occupational Health & Systems at Lehigh Hanson, as the winner of the 2020 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. Markussen has been a valued member of the NSSGA Safety and Health Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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