Mexico Halts Vulcan Operation

Vulcan Materials Co. provided an update with respect to its Mexican SAC TUN operations. The company confirmed that the Mexican government has suspended the three-year customs permit granted in March 2022 to the Mexican subsidiary of the company and has begun a proceeding that could result in the revocation of that permit. A decision to maintain or revoke the permit…

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Shipping Rises on the Great Lakes

March 10, 2022  – What happens on the Great Lakes is usually a good indication that the same is happening elsewhere. U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters moved 81.8 million tons of cargo in 2021, an increase of 16.8% compared to 2020, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. The 2021 float was less than 1% below the fleet’s five-year average. Limestone and cement shipments increased by 16.7% and nearly 5%,…

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Blue Mountain Minerals Goes the Extra Mile

The Company Serves Its Local Community In More Ways Than Just Mining Limestone. By Julia Maldonado Limestone is ubiquitous. Ranging from car windshields, windows on our houses, eggs we eat for breakfast, and wine bottles we drink from, limestone has a vital role in the creation of our everyday items. Most people are unaware of limestone’s versatility.  “If you live…

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Great Lakes Shipments Rise

Dec. 16, 2021 – There is a lot of activity right now on those five big puddles of water. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.3 million tons in November, an increase of 16.8% compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were 18.4% above the month’s five-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 19.1% from 2020 to 2.7 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 625,608 tons, an increase of 7.6%. Year-to-date the…

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United States Lime & Minerals Reports Strong Third Quarter

United States Lime & Minerals Inc. reported revenues in the third quarter of 2021 were $52.3 million, compared to $43.7 million in the third quarter 2020, an increase of $8.6 million, or 19.6%. For the first nine months of 2021, revenues were $143.1 million, compared to $119.7 million in the first nine months 2020, an increase of $23.4 million, or 19.6%.

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