Tag: U.S. Geological Survey

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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Photo courtesy of BuildWitt Media Group.

Looking back on the aggregate industry in 2019

December 5, 2019By

A reflection on the year’s highs and lows produces a snapshot of how aggregate producers are performing as the next decade approaches.

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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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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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USGS again ranked Cemex’s Balcones Quarry as the top crushed stone-producing operation in the nation. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Cemex USA president reflects on 2018

December 7, 2018By

Ignacio Madridejos, president of of Cemex USA, offers a reflection for producers on 2018.

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

The 2018 industry stories you loved

December 5, 2018By

The top 10 stories P&Q readers viewed the most from this past year.

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P&Q Profile: Carmeuse’s Greg Kolodziej

October 3, 2018By

A conversation with Careuse stone process engineer Greg Kolodziej.

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Cemex celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Balcones Quarry

Cemex’s Balcones Quarry celebrates 50 years

September 24, 2018By

The producer celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, holding an event to mark the facility’s milestone.

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