PACA Hosts Tour of Springfield Pike Quarry

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) hosted a meeting and a tour of the Springfield Pike Quarry with leaders in government, industry and higher education. PACA member Lehigh Hanson and its parent company, HeidelbergCement Group, hosted the event to highlight the safety protocols in the Springfield Pike Quarry, which was honored with the Sentinel award in 2019 by the…

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Illinois Strike Ends With Agreement

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 members reached a tentative agreement with the Chicago Area Aggregate Producers Association. The agreement ends a strike that began June 7 at 35 Chicago-area facilities owned by Lehigh Hanson, Vulcan Materials Co. and Holcim.  The employers made what they described as a final offer on July 15, but union representatives said it was…

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Just …. No!

If I had any hair to tear out, this month I would be tearing my hair out while yelling, “Just … No!” First, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has launched a new enforcement initiative to “better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards resulting from repeated overexposure to respirable crystalline silica.” MSHA said that…

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Sepro Tire Drive Scrubber a Hit at the Sechelt Gravel Mine

When choosing aggregate equipment, durability is a must. You want your investment to pay off, and every time your equipment goes down, your operation is leaving money on the table – not to mention the cost of expensive parts that need to be replaced.  “We build our aggregate equipment to be robust and simple, increasing time between maintenance outages to…

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Striking Out in Illinois

June 20, 2022 – Strikes are bad for business. A strike among construction equipment operators that began last week against three companies that operate 35 quarries throughout Illinois is affecting roadwork in Westchester, Ill., according to the Village Free Press. Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers went on strike on June 7. The union called the strike against…

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Lehigh Hanson Adds Georgia Market Assets

Lehigh Hanson Inc. acquired the assets of Meriwether Ready Mix, a Griffin, Ga., operator serving residential and commercial building customers from four plants south of Atlanta. The transaction is a bolt-on to Lehigh Hanson’s Fairburn Ready Mix business, whose seven plants are located mostly along the Interstate 85 corridor from Fairburn, Ga., near Atlanta, to Auburn, Ala. “After the acquisition…

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