MSHA Assistant Secretary Tours First Aggregates Quarry

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) organized a day-long tour for the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) Assistant Secretary Chris Williamson along with seven other Department of Labor/MSHA staff at Luck Stone’s Bull Run facility in Virginia. This was the Assistant Secretary’s first tour of an aggregates quarry and his first mine tour since starting at MSHA.…

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Top Stories of 2021

Jan. 6, 2022 – There were certainly a lot of blockbuster stories in 2021. None bigger than passage of the new infrastructure bill. But interestingly, that was not the most read story on Rock Products’ website. Here is a list of the stories that made the biggest impact on our readers. You will note mergers and acquisitions get people’s attention. Well, buckle up,…

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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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PERMITTING – SEPTEMBER 2020

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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