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Tag: crushed stone

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Aggregate rail carloads down in January 2021

February 4, 2021By

Crushed stone, sand and gravel rail carloads were down in January, according to the Association of American Railroads.

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Riprap and boulders represent about 15 percent of Albert Frei & Sons’ revenue, yet only 2 percent of its volume, President Albert Frei Jr. says. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Latest aggregate forecast says good riddance to 2020

January 4, 2021By

While vaccines mean normalcy is nearing, aggregate forecaster David Chereb says other factors are still at play when it comes to aggregate demand.

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Crushed stone, sand and gravel rail traffic down

December 4, 2020By

Compared to November 2019, carloads of crushed stone, sand and gravel were down about 10 percent this November.

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Alexander: Solid demand continues, pricing remains healthy

November 12, 2020By

Arcosa’s Scott Alexander offers a viewpoint on behalf of one of the nation’s public companies.

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Texas Crushed Stone’s approach to a bustling market

January 13, 2020By

The operation features two crushing facilities, a secondary crushing plant and a conveyor that all contribute to producing crushed stone and sand.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate production up 8 percent in third quarter of 2019

December 11, 2019By

Crushed stone production was up 9 percent while sand and gravel production was up 5 percent, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

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Looking back on the aggregate industry in 2019

December 5, 2019By

A reflection on the year’s highs and lows produces a snapshot of how aggregate producers are performing as the next decade approaches.

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

US aggregate consumption continues upward trend in second quarter 2019

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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