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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Rock for Utah: The I-80 South Quarry

Feb. 9, 2022 – This just in from the “community outreach is critical” department: Granite Construction and Tree Farm LLC are partnering to develop the I-80 South Quarry in Parleys Canyon, Utah. A website detailing the project is available to view, and hopefully it will create a positive perception of the project, allowing it to ultimately move forward. In the past decade, Utah’s…

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Vulcan Hosts Congressman

Jan. 28, 2022 – On Dec. 16, Vulcan Materials Co. hosted a quarry tour and press conference with Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (D). This event was held at the Vulcan Lithonia Quarry, according to the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA). This event served as an opportunity to say thank you and recognize Congressman Johnson on his support of the recent passage of the…

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Carmeuse James River Operation Rescues Historic Graveyard

Taking on responsibility for a historic graveyard is not something done lightly. But for the Carmeuse James River Operation in Buchanan, Va., it’s both an honor and a point of pride. The plant first stepped up to rescue the neighboring Boyd Family Cemetery back in 2020, after Site Operations Manager Clay Coleman read about it in the local newspaper, The Fincastle…

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Quarry Plan in Maine Cause for Concern

A proposed quarry has shaken some Sebago, Maine, residents and they are urging townspeople to vote in support of a moratorium banning mines, gravel pits and quarries in the Village District. Gorham Sand & Gravel, the Buxton, Maine-based company that plans to open the quarry off Route 11, said it wants to work with residents to ensure that its operation…

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Peckham Materials’ Pleasant Valley Plant Holds Food Drive, Fall Open House

In mid-October, the Peckham Materials Pleasant Valley Plant held its bi-annual open house and food drive, with both being wildly successful, according to Christopher Hopkins, Peckham Industries community liaison. More than 150 Pleasant Valley residents came to the quarry for an afternoon of fun, food, games, education and charity. 

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Rhode Island Quarry Seeks Expansion

Frequent blasting, loud industrial trucks and plenty of distrust were just some of the comments shared by residents during a recent Zoning Board of Review meeting about the proposed expansion of a quarry on Alton Carolina Road in Charlestown, R.I. During the special meeting, the Zoning Board of Review took public comment that included numerous complaints about the Route 91…

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