Tag: sand and gravel

Carl Davis, left, and Rob Van Til have been working together at River Aggregates since 2013. Prior to that, the two worked together at Pioneer International and Hanson Aggregates. Photo by Joe McCarthy

How forward thinking got River Aggregates ahead

January 10, 2020By

Advanced planning allowed the company’s managing partners to get in front of any threats to production efficiency at their Rye Plant in Texas.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate production up 8 percent in third quarter of 2019

December 11, 2019By

Crushed stone production was up 9 percent while sand and gravel production was up 5 percent, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

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An Ultra Sand Plant, Hydrosizer and Separators are now in the plant arsenal at River Aggregates’ site in Cleveland, Texas. Photo courtesy of McLanahan

Elevating quality and consistency at River Aggregates

November 20, 2019By

Seeking to produce a highly marketable concrete sand, River Aggregates turns to a high-tech adjustable plant that provides sharp classification.

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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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South Carolina establishes state aggregate association

September 19, 2019By

Michael Newman is executive director of the South Carolina Aggregates Association while Vulcan Materials’ Elliott Botzis serves as the first president.

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StonePoint Materials

StonePoint Materials acquires Standard Gravel

September 18, 2019By

The acquisition will complement and expand Southern Aggregates, a subsidiary of StonePoint.

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According to Dynatrol, its switches require no adjustments and have no moving parts. Photo courtesy of Dynatrol

Level switch made for abrasive materials

May 28, 2019By

Dynatrol’s DJ level switch is designed for bins or tanks in problem applications such as dust collection, sand, gravel, rock, crushed stone, ore, talc mine, crushed dolomite and recycled crushed concrete.

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Photo by Allison Barwacz

USGS: Aggregate consumption up in fourth quarter 2018

March 25, 2019By

An estimated 599 million metric tons of total construction aggregate was produced and shipped in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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