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Tag: sand and gravel production

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Report: Crushed stone production at 14-year high

February 2, 2022By

The U.S. Geological Survey offered details on 2021 crushed stone and sand and gravel production, reporting totals that had not been achieved by aggregate producers since before the Great Recession.

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Aggregate production up nicely in the third quarter

November 30, 2021By

Crushed stone and sand and gravel production each got solid bumps, with aggregate production nationwide approaching 2 billion metric tons through three-quarters of 2021.

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Crushed stone, sand and gravel production holding steady

July 1, 2021By

Despite a pandemic that made a sizable impact, crushed stone and sand and gravel production remain in a positive place relative to recent years.

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Frac sand producers are taking advantage of this lull in the market to prepare for the next boom. Photo: iSstock.com/BanksPhotos

Sand and gravel production up in first quarter 2021

June 7, 2021By

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that construction sand and gravel production was up 6 percent. Crushed stone production, meanwhile, was down slightly.

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A stationary plant can support longer conveyor systems due to the site’s permanent structure. Photo: P&Q staff

USGS: Third-quarter aggregate production slips 5 percent

December 4, 2020By

While crushed stone production for consumption slipped 6 percent, sand and gravel experienced a quarterly drop of 4 percent, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

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Aggregate production down in second quarter 2020

September 4, 2020By

While second-quarter crushed stone production for consumption dropped 2.3 percent, sand and gravel was set back 4.6 percent.

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Crushed stone, sand and gravel production up in first quarter 2020

June 1, 2020By

Sand and gravel production for consumption led the way with a 6 percent quarterly jump, the U.S. Geological Survey reports, while crushed stone experienced a slight increase over last year’s mark.

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Crushing efficiency is key to production. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

USGS: 2019 aggregate production totals 2.47 billion tons

March 5, 2020By

That total is up 5 percent compared with 2018 production, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

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