What Are Construction And Industrial Materials?

Construction and industrial materials include minerals and aggregates like sand, gravel and crushed stone that have been used for foundations for thousands of years. Aggregates are often components in composite construction materials such as concrete and asphalt concrete found in roads, bridges, sidewalks, building, damns and much more. Minerals like limestone, clays, sand, gravel, diatomite, silica, barite, gypsum, and many others are used in ceramics, paints, electronics, filtration, plastics, glass, detergents and paper.

These Just Some Of The Industrial and Construction Materials California Companies Provide:

  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Portland Cement
  • Diatomite
  • Soda Ash
  • Masonry Cement
  • Magnesium Compounds
  • Pumice and Pumicite
  • Pyrophyllite
  • Industrial Sand and Gravel
  • Feldspar
  • Kaolin
  • Perlite
  • Zeolites
  • Bentonite
  • Salt
  • Gold
  • Gemstones
  • Fire Clays
  • Fuller’s Earth
  • Crushed Stone
  • Common Clay
  • Dimension Stone

Top 5 States Producing Industrial Minerals – 2015

Nevada 11
Arizona 7
Texas 6
California 5

Everywhere You Look…

California’s aggregates are critical to building, maintaining and improving  our roads, freeways and bridges. California’s high-tech manufacturing, research, and start-up businesses are also fueled by California minerals. Whether improving visibility on smart phones and laptops or creating better medical and dental devices, our minerals are integral to California’s innovation and technology leadership.

Apple’s headquarters would not be the same without California mined aggregates and concrete, and great work of Clark Pacific. While famous for its curved glass façade and glass canopy sun blades leading to the “space ship” nickname, the building is thought to be the largest precast concrete framed office building ever built. Knock yourself out and read all about the prefab slabs and testing done just for this project.