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Tag: sand and gravel production

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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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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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Aggregate producers are forecasting several more years of significant growth, but attracting talented people to the industry remains a real challenge. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Superior’s Garrison: 2018 was a turning point

December 14, 2018By

John Garrison, vice president of sales at Superior Industries, illustrates why this year was a critical one for the aggregate industry.

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Report: 2017 sand and gravel production neared 900M tons

February 27, 2018By

Total U.S. production totaled 890 million tons in 2017 according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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USGS: Quarterly aggregate production drops

December 14, 2016By

Construction aggregate and crushed stone production declined slightly in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same periods of 2015.

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Sand-and-gravel pits excluded from Clean Water Act rule expansion

September 19, 2013By

The Environmental Protection Agency sent its rule defining United States waters to the White House Office of Management […]

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