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2012-04-15 23:01:13

After a rocky couple of years, the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry is expected to grow strongly in 2011-12. The industry´s performance is influenced by the level of construction activity in Australia. The large rise in industry revenue will reflect the expected pick up in construction activity and growing demand for rock of various types. Non-dwelling construction is expanding particularly strongly, supporting demand. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has...

2011-08-16 15:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, (www.aggregate-us.com) announced today that it will reopen its Swampscott quarry located in Swampscott and Salem, Massachusetts on August 17, 2011. "We are very happy to be reopening the quarry," said Graham Hardwick, senior vice president, Aggregate Industries Northeast. "Bringing jobs back to the area is good news. These are good- paying jobs that will help the local economy....

2011-07-29 13:00:00

POTTSVILLE, Pa., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today approved a 50-foot, next-level excavation that will allow New Hope Crushed Stone & Lime to excavate limestone to a depth of 170 feet below sea level at its Bucks County quarry. The quarry, which has been in operation since the 1930s, has already been permitted to mine limestone to 200 feet below mean sea level, but approval must be granted at each 50-foot increment to continue to...

2009-10-07 15:01:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation today announced that it has secured an option to lease an existing marine aggregate importing terminal in the Port of Long Beach, California, setting the stage for a more cost-effective and quicker entry into the Los Angeles market. The 8.3 acre site is privately owned and has operated for many years receiving construction aggregates from barges and storing in open stockpiles using mobile equipment. The site, which is...

2009-05-26 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation is pleased to announce that its subsidiary company, Orca Sand & Gravel Ltd., has been selected by the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as a recipient of the 2008 Stuart/O'Brian Safety Award for having zero lost time accidents during the year. Herb Wilson, President and CEO, Polaris Minerals Corporation, said: "Safety is our number one priority, and we are pleased there were no lost time accidents...

2009-03-27 14:19:00

VANCOUVER, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation today announced that a commercial agreement, benefitting both parties, has been reached with CSL International. The agreement includes extending the Company's first shipping contract by five years, to now expire in July 2022 and delaying the commencement of the second contract until the beginning of 2014. CSL International is the exclusive shipper of sand and gravel from the Polaris majority-owned Orca Quarry situated...

2008-09-25 12:00:32

The National Mining Association (NMA) and the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) have awarded their prestigious "Sentinels of Safety" award in the Large Bank or Pit group to Aggregate Industries' Sloan Quarry. The Sloan Quarry, operating under the Bardon Materials name, has accomplished a major feat, having won the award for a second consecutive year. The award was presented at the MINExpo International Conference and Expo on September 24th 2008 in Las Vegas. Vice President...

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