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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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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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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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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: Crushed stone consumption up 13 percent in first quarter

June 13, 2019By

An estimated 281 million metric tons of crushed stone were produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019, a 13 percent increase from last year.

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USGS: Aggregate production increases in third quarter 2018

December 19, 2018By

An estimated 694 Mt of total construction aggregate were produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2018, the United States Geological Survey reports.

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USGS: Aggregate production up in second quarter 2018

October 3, 2018By

An estimated 658 million metric tons of total construction aggregate was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2018.

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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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