KITTANNING, PA., Apr. 30 – Allegheny Mineral’s Harrisville quarry has earned top honors for surface mine safety within Group VI Surface Metal/Non-Metal Mines. The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association presented the employees of the Harrisville quarry with the 2011 Safety Award for achieving a perfect safety record during the calendar year 2011. The quarry employees completed 74,161 hours incident free in 2011. Companies across the country are able to compete for this award. “As a company, we are proud of our safety record, and the achievements of the Harrisville quarry exemplify what we strive for in every facility,” said Daniel…
KITTANNING, PA., Apr. 27 – Allegheny Mineral’s Worthington plant recently completed a project in Penn Township, Butler County for Mountain Gathering LLC, which is a subsidiary of XTO Energy, a gas and drilling company in Wexford, which in turn is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil. The project required over 35,000 tons of stone for a pad which will be used in the construction of a cryogenic natural gas processing plant. Cryogenic processes are commonly used to extract natural gas liquids (NGLs) from natural gas. Basically, the cryogenic processes consist of dropping the temperature of the gas stream to around -120…
KITTANNING, PA., Mar. 17 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association recently announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of NSSGA’s Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards are presented annually to aggregate producers throughout the United States and Canada, in an effort to recognize operations in the aggregate industry for their pursuit of excellence. Those recognized truly represent the best within the aggregates industry and are applauded for their superior performance as environmental stewards, extraordinary commitment to safety, community involvement and support activities that have enhanced the image of the aggregates industry.
The new artificial surface will hold up better, allow for more games and reduce maintenance costs. All of the 7,100 tons of stone for the project came from the Slippery Rock plant. The field is nearly two acres in size and has 6 inches of #3 stone over a geo-textile separation fabric. The #3 stone has a 4 inch layer of #57 and is topped with one inch of limestone sand. The # 57 stone was also used for the field collector drains and backfill for the retaining wall.
As the pursuit of natural gas, via the Marcellus and Utica shale, expands into our territory Allegheny Mineral has accepted the challenge of producing material required for the oil and gas industry. Currently, we are supplying crushed limestone from all of our facilities to meet the demand for aggregate base at well pad sites.
The Freeport Bridge, also known as the Donald R. Lobaugh Bridge, was constructed in 1965 to take PA Route 356 traffic over the Allegheny River and to connect the Freeport Borough area to Westmoreland County. The bridge consists of a main span over the Allegheny River with a number of smaller spans on both approaches. The bridge rehabilitation will consist of upgrades to the superstructure, new piers and structures for the northern and southern approaches to the main span and a new reinforced concrete deck.