Drake Cement proposes natural pozzolan mining on national forest site

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is set to review public comments on a 20-year Mining and Reclamation Plan of Operations that Drake Cement LLC penned with an eye to extracting 300,000 to 500,000 tons of natural pozzolan from a Kaibab National Forest parcel. The concrete-grade material deposit is part of the existing Williams Quarry, or “Frenchy Pit,” located…

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Drake Cement outlines Arizona natural pozzolan deposit mining plan

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; CP staff The USDA Forest Service has opened to public comment a 20-year Mining and Reclamation Plan of Operations that Phoenix-based Drake Cement LLC penned with an eye to extracting 300,000 to 500,000 tons of concrete-grade, natural pozzolan from a Kaibab National Forest parcel. The deposit is part of the existing Williams Quarry,…

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PCA Board appoints COO Ireland to succeed CEO Toscas

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

PCA Chief Operating Officer Michael Ireland has been named chief executive officer and director. He has served as interim CEO since the late-August departure of his predecessor, James Toscas, and takes the helm after arriving at the association in January.

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