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Rock Products 08/20/2019 11:16
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Aug. 7, a plant electrician with 15 years of mining experience was electrocuted when he contacted an energized connection of a 4,160 VAC electrical circuit. The victim was in the plant’s Motor Control Center (MCC) adjusting the linkage between the disconnect lever and the internal components of the panel supplying power to the plant feed belt motors.
Rock Products 08/15/2019 09:48
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued its long-awaited notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) to replace the current Hours-of-Service (HOS) standards that regulate when a heavy-duty truck can be in operation. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register Aug. 14 and will be available for public comment for the next 45 days.
Rock Products 08/15/2019 09:19
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) on Aug. 12 announced changes to rules implementing parts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is a positive step that will increase transparency and effectiveness of the ESA and reduce overly-burdensome regulations faced by aggregates producers, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).
Rock Products 08/12/2019 11:03
U.S. Concrete Inc. reported results for the quarter ended June 30:. Total consolidated revenue was $367.5 million. Aggregate products revenue of $49.5 million on sales volume of 2.9 million tons increased 2.1% compared to last year's second quarter. Aggregate products average sales price of $11.83 per ton increased 6.5% compared to last year's second quarter. Ready-mixed concrete revenue was $314 million on sales volume of 2.3 million cu.
Rock Products 07/31/2019 15:40
LafargeHolcim reported that net sales in the second quarter grew by 3.5% like-for-like compared to the prior-year period. This achievement has been driven by successful pricing management and higher cement volumes. Net sales grew in all regions supported by a favorable market environment in general, in particular in Europe and North America.
Rock Products 07/29/2019 10:42
Cemex announced that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for foreign exchange fluctuations, consolidated net sales in the second quarter decreased by 3%, reaching $3.5 billion versus the comparable period in 2018. Operating EBITDA decreased by 14% on a like-to-like basis during the second quarter of 2019 to $644 million on a year-over-year basis. The company states that:. The decrease in quarterly consolidated net sales was due to lower volumes in all regions except for the United States, partially offset by higher prices for its products, in local-currency terms in all of its regions. Operating earnings before other expenses, net, decreased by 24%, on a like-to-like basis, in the second quarter, to $377 million.

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