The Wirtgen Group Will Have a Trade Show Premiere for MINExpo

At MINExpo 2024, from Sept. 24-26, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the highlights from Wirtgen Group will include insights into its cutting technology solutions. The focal point on Booth 6815 at the show will be a new cutting drum that now also enables the cost-efficient extraction of resources with uniaxial compressive strengths of over 100 MPa UCS (14,500 psi).…

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 19.9% in April

May 24, 2024 – Shipments totaled 2.3 million net tons, an increase of 19.9% compared to a year ago.  Loadings were above the month’s 5-year average by 9.6%. Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.9 million tons, an increase of 15.5%.  Shipments from Canadian quarries increased by 42.2% to 459,393 tons. Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2.6 million tons, an increase…

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2024 Outlook/Forecast

Aggregates Industry Looks To Make Gains As Projects Move Forward. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Since President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law Nov. 15, 2021, states have committed federal funds to support more than 56,000 eligible transportation improvements in all 50 states during the last two years, spanning nearly every U.S.…

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down Slightly in 2023

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28.6 million tons in 2023, a decrease of less than 1% compared to 2022.  2023’s loadings were below the trade’s five-year average by 1.1%, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased less than 1% from the prior year to 23.1 million tons.  However, shipments from U.S. quarries were…

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Permitting Update: Pennsylvania

Neiswonger Construction Inc., which operates the Maggie Lynn limestone quarry in Washington County, is hoping to start extracting the rock underneath it. The company is proposing to build an underground mine that would stretch for 337 acres in Deemston Borough, roughly the area of Schenley Park. It might take 30 years to extract all that rock, cranking out 250,000 tons…

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 22.8% in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.1 million tons in November, an increase of 22.8% compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were 7.3% above the month’s five-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 23.6% from 2022 to 2.6 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 536,912 tons, an increase of 19.2%. Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at nearly…

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