Tag: sand and gravel production

Fisher Mining’s Empire Township plant includes Superior Industries equipment. Photo: Nick Oster

Fischer Mining transitioning to secondary production site

November 3, 2023By

Fischer Mining is humming along at a second sand and gravel operation south of Minneapolis as it nears the completion of a legacy site.

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Hawaiian Cement’s David Gomes says his company was one of the first in North America to partner with CDE. The Puunene Quarry is now six years in with its CDE system. Photo: P&Q Staff

How aggregate volumes are trending so far in 2023

June 1, 2023By

While aggregate production remains at historically healthy levels, the latest U.S. Geological Survey data showing consecutive quarterly declines is worth poring over.

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Digging into the latest US aggregate production totals

May 31, 2023By and

Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik shares insights from the latest U.S. Geological Survey report indicating that aggregate production is down nationwide.

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First-quarter aggregate production totals are in

May 30, 2023By

The U.S. Geological Survey says production dipped early this year, noting that sand and gravel production was down nearly 9 percent.

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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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