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Chao Attends Georgia Transportation Alliance Event

National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) members Vulcan Materials and CRH Americas joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in Georgia at an event planned by the Georgia Transportation Alliance (GTA) to celebrate a $184 million grant that will go toward construction along Interstate 284. 

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USGS Ranks Top Crushed Stone Producers

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a listing of the top 20 U.S. crushed stone producers. This new listing, based on 2016 production, is the most current information available, said USGS Crushed Stone Commodity Specialist Jason Willet. 

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Vulcan Materials Announces Chief Financial Officer Succession Plan

Vulcan Materials Co. announced a succession plan for the chief financial officer position. The company has named Suzanne H. Wood as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Wood will succeed John R. McPherson, currently executive vice president, chief financial and strategy officer. 

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Wendling Quarries Banks on Drone-Based Aerial Intelligence

Drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider Kespry announced Wendling Quarries, a subsidiary of Manatts Inc., is using Kespry throughout its aggregates operations to ensure inventory accuracy and reserves, so it can meet its customer needs precisely and predictably. 

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Surges in June

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,052,994 tons in June, an increase of more than 17 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. This June also represented the first month in which loadings topped 4 million tons since July 2015.

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