Luck Stone Acquires Ararat Rock Products

Luck Stone, the nation’s largest family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel, announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based Ararat Rock Products, which operated quarries in Mount Airy and Eden. The purchase marks one of the largest acquisitions in the company’s nearly 100-year history and significantly expands Luck Stone’s presence in North Carolina beyond its quarry operation in Pittsboro.

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CEMEX Continues Fight for Soloedad Canyon Project The decades-long battle over a CEMEX aggregates operation in the Santa Clarita Valley in California is far from over, even though the company’s second 10-year mining contract officially expired on July 31. CEMEX requested a one-year extension of the mining contract at Soloedad Canyon, a request that was denied by the Bureau of…

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Van Tongeren GIC a Hit for Luck Stone

Score one for water conservation. Luck Stone recently upgraded the classification system at its Goose Creek Plant in Leesburg, Va., to a breakthrough dry process system that eliminates the need for water. Called a Gravitational Inertial Classifier (GIC), this system uses only ambient air and gravity to remove fine particles under 75 µm from clean, crushed stone, saving upwards of…

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