Martin Marietta Completes Acquisition

Oct. 4, 2021 – Martin Marietta Materials Inc. successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Lehigh Hanson Inc.’s West Region business for $2.3 billion in cash. Consistent with the company’s Strategic Operating Analysis and Review (SOAR) 2025 Plan, the acquisition provides the company with 17 active aggregates facilities, two cement plants and related distribution terminals, and targeted downstream operations serving key…

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NIOSH Announces Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the Industrial Minerals Association–North America, the National Mining Association, and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, recognized four organizations in their respective industry sectors, some for developing new safety tools and systems, and others for instituting new health protocols to keep their workforce safe during the COVID-19…

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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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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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