Category: Industry News

  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “Construction Spending Up Slightly In October”

    Paladin Construction Group’s JRB PowerLatchU.S. construction spending rose 1.1 percent during the month of October due mainly to increases in homebuilding and government nonresidential projects. According to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department, October construction spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971 billion. The new data also revised the August and September…

    Posted 12/8/14 at 8:15 AM

  • Rick Feltes Named AggMan of the Year 2014

    Every year, Aggregates Manager magazine recognizes an outstanding individual whose impact on the aggregates industry go well beyond his or her operation or company. The men and women who have received this award have shaped the industry’s future. In fact, this year’s recipient – Rick Feltes – has influenced operators throughout the nation. As chairman…

    Posted 12/3/14 at 11:21 AM

  • U.S. AGGREGATES PRODUCTION UP DURING THIRD QUARTER

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says U.S. production of construction aggregates, crushed stone and construction sand and gravel rose during the third quarter of this year, compared with the same period last year. An estimated 683 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in…

    Posted 12/2/14 at 2:23 PM

  • Weir Group acquires Trio

    Weir Minerals has acquired Trio Engineered Products, the Chinese-American manufacturer of crushing and separation equipment for the mining and aggregates markets. Weir says its acquisition of Trio will enable it to: provide a more complete product and service offering to existing mining customers leverage Trio’s cost-effective manufacturing platform utilize Weir Minerals’ global platform and relationships…

    Posted 11/12/14 at 5:20 PM

  • “Digital Aggregate” is Coming Soon!

    Introducing NSSGA’s new instantaneous communications channel. In today’s Internet age, a weekly report on industry news and the association’s activities is out of date the moment it is published. eDigest and Washington Watch has served NSSGA members well to this point, but it needs to evolve with the times. The communications department is developing a…

    Posted 11/5/14 at 12:12 PM

  • LUCK COMPANIES EARNS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

    by Rock Products News   Associates from Luck Companies recently accepted a Gold Medal in the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards from Virginia state officials. The company was honored for commitment to sustainability across all business units (Luck Stone, Charles Luck Stone Center, Har-Tru Sports, Luck Development Partners), resulting in significant improvements in water conservation,…

    Posted 11/4/14 at 3:57 PM

  • Mellott Company Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

    Mellott Company announced the appointment of Jason Talbot to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. He brings to Mellott Company fifteen years of successful experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales and application of quarrying and mining equipment. Talbot’s predecessor, Ramesh Patel, remains with Mellott Company in an advisory capacity for the foreseeable…

    Posted 10/30/14 at 10:46 AM

  • Vulcan Announces New Division Leadership

    Changes Will Further Enhance Company’s Ability to Grow Profitably Vulcan Materials Company announced Oct. 16 new division leadership and changes to its organizational structure that will further enhance the company’s ability to serve customers and increase profitability while also continuing to capture strategic growth opportunities across its footprint. The new structure, effective Jan. 1, 2015,…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:21 PM

  • FALL BOARD MEETING FURTHERS STRATEGIC GOALS

    NSSGA’s Fall Board Meeting, which wrapped up last week in California, advanced the Rocks Build America strategic plan with noted association consultant Glenn Tecker who led a two-day, leadership workshop.  The purpose of the seminar was to align the goals of membership, the board and association staff to strengthen the aggregates industry. “Harnessing the energy…

    Posted 10/16/14 at 6:45 PM