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Pile Pivot

TCP (top, left) and Alamo Transit tankers unload Boral Class F fly ash and Alamo Cement Type III portland, respectively.Gulf Coast Pre-Stress braces for Texas market flourish

By Don Marsh

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Environmental Management Moves To Cloud Platform

An early adopter among construction materials operators, Staker Parson Cos. deploys complianceGO for inspections throughout is integrated ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt operation adjacent to the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Region headquarters north of Salt Lake City. Construction materials producers can’t manage what they can’t see. In the case of environmental management: Poorly executed inspections, action item responses, documents, and maps equal heavy fines and penalties.

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Reclaiming Revisited

Improving market conditions, land-locked sister properties, plus safety and environmental factors have spurred an upgrade of Graniterock’s Redwood City Building Materials property, one of the company’s two integrated ready mixed, asphalt and recycling plants serving Silicon Valley. The Redwood City site sources aggregate by rail from the Graniterock Aromas quarry, about 75 miles south.Continuous improvement of processes and people is long-standing in the ready mixed concrete, aggregate, recycling and road-building businesses of Watsonville, Calif.-based Graniterock. The practice also applies to property, as demonstrated at the Redwood City Building Materials site, where the producer is revisiting a) returned concrete and truck washout handling methods sidelined since the late 1990s and, b) space utilization on a limited footprint. 

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