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Tag: aggregate reserves

With more quarries going offline and fewer coming online, geologist Donald Mikulic argues the industry should intensify how it conducts local and regional geologic studies. Photo: guvendemir/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Mikulic: Today’s geological info lagging prior decades

January 20, 2021By

Key geological information that helps produce high-quality stone is generally no longer available, writes career geologist Don Mikulic. It’s a very real problem, he says, that must be addressed.

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Could stone still be sourced from plentiful reserves within the city of Chicago if a few events throughout history went differently? Photo: tifonimages/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

History rewrite: What if Chicago’s reserves had been managed differently?

January 19, 2021By

A longtime Chicago-area geologist with a passion for the industry’s history argues that the city’s challenging supply scene would be vastly different had reserves been better utilized over two centuries.

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LafargeHolcim’s Becky Kazmierski, left, presents a plaque to Donald Mikulic during the IAAP Annual Convention. Kazmierski serves IAAP as chairperson of its Public Information & Education Committee. Photo: IAAP

Illinois geologist recognized for industry contributions

March 25, 2020By

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers recognized Donald Mikulic’s contributions to the aggregate industry during its annual convention.

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Volumes, pricing strong in third quarter 2018 at Summit Materials

November 12, 2018By

Despite these positives, Summit Materials experienced significant inclement weather in the third quarter along with continued inflationary cost pressures.

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MDU Resources Group acquires Concrete Materials

October 8, 2018By

MDU Resources Group acquired Sweetman Construction Co., a Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based aggregate producer that operates as Concrete Materials.

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