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New Report Finds Quarries Do Not Reduce Home Values

Sand, rock and gravel are literally the foundation of economic development, but their extraction process can generate dust, noise, vibration and truck traffic. While modern technologies and methods have greatly reduced quarries’ impact, the environmental and economic consequences of quarry operations receive considerable attention, often in the form of adversarial “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) campaigns. A key complaint is that quarries reduce home values.

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Aggregate Producers Tout Use of Kespry Aerial Intelligence

Aerial intelligence solutions provider Kespry showcased the work of more than 170 aggregates customers at AGG1 in Houston, March 6-8. These organizations, including new Kespry aggregates customers CSA Materials, Stoneco of Michigan (a division of Oldcastle) and York Building Products, all use the Kespry industrial drone-based platform to manage stockpile inventories, plan mining operations and maximize revenue. 

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Cemex’s FEC Quarry Earns Community Relations Award

Three Cemex USA facilities in Florida received recognition from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for outstanding community involvement, and FEC Quarry in Miami led the way, earning the NSSGA’s coveted 2018 Platinum Award for Excellence in Community Relations.

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Vulcan's Grandin Sand Plant Earns WHC Certification

The team at the Vulcan Materials Co.'s Grandin Sand Plant in Melrose, Fla., has earned Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its commitment to managing a 14.4-acre on-site rookery.

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Lake Elected Chairman of NSSGA Board of Directors

Randy Lake, president, CRH Americas Materials, was elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) board of directors during the association’s Annual Convention in Houston.

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