Tag: crushed stone

Hanson Aggregates - Penns Park Quarry Conveyor, Newtown, Pennsylvania. Photo: Zach Mentz

US aggregate consumption continues upward trend

September 20, 2019By

Nearly 700 million metric tons of construction aggregate were produced in April, May and June of this year.

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South Carolina establishes state aggregate association

September 19, 2019By

Michael Newman is executive director of the South Carolina Aggregates Association while Vulcan Materials’ Elliott Botzis serves as the first president.

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P&Q University Lesson 3: Geology

August 16, 2019By

In lesson 3 of the Pit & Quarry University Handbook, readers learn about geology and different land ranges, as well as the aggregate produced from them.

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P&Q University Lesson 1: Industry Overview

August 1, 2019By

The first lesson in Pit & Quarry University is an industry overview, which details the progress of every aspect of the industry.

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Gibraltar Rock, Sahara Sand team on JFK Airport reconstruction

July 10, 2019By

The divisions of the Silvi Group Cos. are nearing the finish line on the delivery of 185,000 tons of sand and stone for runway No. 3 at the airport.

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The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

USGS: Crushed stone consumption up 13 percent in first quarter

June 13, 2019By

An estimated 281 million metric tons of crushed stone were produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019, a 13 percent increase from last year.

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According to Dynatrol, its switches require no adjustments and have no moving parts. Photo courtesy of Dynatrol

Level switch made for abrasive materials

May 28, 2019By

Dynatrol’s DJ level switch is designed for bins or tanks in problem applications such as dust collection, sand, gravel, rock, crushed stone, ore, talc mine, crushed dolomite and recycled crushed concrete.

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USGS: Aggregate consumption up in fourth quarter 2018

March 25, 2019By

An estimated 599 million metric tons of total construction aggregate was produced and shipped in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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