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Tag: sand and gravel

The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

USGS: Aggregate production up in second quarter 2021

September 7, 2021By

Crushed stone production was up 4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 while sand and gravel production spiked 11 percent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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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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Great Lakes limestone shipments up in May 2021

June 7, 2021By

The Great Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 6.2 million tons on the year. That’s an increase of 6.9 percent compared to a year ago.

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Pair of fatalities characterized as powered haulage accidents

May 10, 2021By

Nine miners have died this year, based on the latest details from the Mine Safety & Health Administration. The agency classified the last two incidents as powered haulage accidents.

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Great Lakes limestone trade up in April 2021

May 6, 2021By

Limestone trade on the Great Lakes stands at 2.5 million tons on the year, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

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Divestitures are sometimes required to complete a deal involving crushed stone, sand and gravel operations. Photo: iStock.com/peuceta

USGS: 2020 sand, gravel production nearly on par with 2019

March 10, 2021By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published data about 2020 construction sand and gravel production, pointing out top-producing states while offering a comparison to prior years.

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Alabama Coal Association rebrands as Alabama Mining Association

February 11, 2021By

The Alabama Mining Association now represents crushed stone, sand and gravel producers, as well as other infrastructure-related businesses in the state.

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