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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

How Texas backs its infrastructure like no other

January 14, 2020By

With several of the nation’s largest cities within its borders and a population growing by more than 1,000 a day, the Lone Star State requires a Texas-sized budget to keep up with expanding infrastructure needs.

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Texas science teachers enjoy a tour of the Austin Core Research Center at the Bureau of Economic Geology during a TMRA Teacher Workshop. The award-winning educational workshops are offered each summer covering lignite, uranium and industrial minerals mining. Photo courtesy of TACA

How TACA aims to enhance public education of the industry

December 11, 2019By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) partnered with the Texas Mining and Reclamation on a program for teachers.

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2019 state by state report: Texas

December 9, 2019By

David Perkins, the president and CEO of Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, looks ahead to 2020 in the country’s leading aggregate production state.

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‘WeRTexas’ campaign highlights need for building materials

April 22, 2019By

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) launched its WeRTexas campaign to build awareness of the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries.

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TACA president David Perkins (left), Sen. Brian Birdwell (center) and River Aggregates' Rob Van Til participated in TACA's 2019 Capitol Day. (Photo: TACA)

TACA members visit legislators to build aggregate industry awareness

February 8, 2019By

Members of the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) met with Texas legislators to discuss issues related to the aggregate, concrete and cement industries.

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Producers welcome congressmen to their quarries

September 18, 2017By

A pair of aggregate producers hosted U.S. congressmen at their sites, educating them about their operations and the continuous need for construction materials.

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