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Sands in the Pacific are Nowhere Near the Beach

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U.S. Silica is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial sand. Their plant near Pacific, Missouri produces sand for the flat glass, glass container, chemical, foundry, petroleum and gas industries. Mining operations have been conducted in Pacific since the early 1900s.

Earlier this year U.S. Silica contracted with Eau Claire, WI based Market & Johnson Contractors to build an entirely new processing facility right next to the one they were already operating at peak efficiency.

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M&H Architectural Concrete Division Polishes Off More Awards!

M&H Architectural Concrete Division Polishes Off More Awards!

The M&H Architectural Concrete Division has brought home numerous awards for Musselman & Hall. Among these various awards was the Olathe West High School polished concrete project. Along with design team Hollis & Miller Architects and General Contractor McCown Gordon Construction, M&H led this team to win the CPC Excellence in Concrete Award. The award entry can be read below:

The entry, corridors, common spaces, and cafeteria of the new, 370 thousand square foot, state-of-the-art high school was finished with a polished concrete topping slab installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

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The Brown Haired Hazel-Eyed Girl Name Judy Hassler

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A Valentine's Day Love Story

The date was June 15, 1958. The place was Raytown, Missouri. It was the first time I noticed her.

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To Recycle or Not To Recycle?

To Recycle or Not To Recycle?

The facts about Recycled versus Virgin Mix Asphalt

 

As an asphalt paving contractor part and parcel to doing our work is the asphaltic concrete material that is placed on the roads or parking lots we pave. In most projects the material is the most expensive portion. Given that fact, the question becomes, “How do we save money on the material in order to pass along those savings to our clients and ourselves?”. In the asphalt world, there are actually many options that a client has when specifying asphalt material for their projects. These options can increase or decrease the material price, directly affecting the final cost of the project. One of those options is selecting either recycled or non-recycled (virgin) asphalt.

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Mr. Musselman's Desk

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR LEGACY:

HISTORY

When I was a young boy back in the late 1940s, my Dad, Harry L. Hall, would take me with him to downtown Kansas City to visit the Musselman & Hall office. The office was in the old Railway Exchange building on 7th St, between Grand and Walnut. Unfortunately, the building has been razed and replaced by an ugly asphalt parking lot.

The Railway Exchange Building was a beautiful seven story red brick building with a Grand staircase going up the center of the building from the main lobby. I do not remember there being an elevator. There certainly was no air conditioning. Ventilation was provided by a bank of massive windows with no screens.

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Westar Energy – Lawrence

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Understanding What Railroad Contractors Do

“People are always asking me about our railroad business. They understand what concrete and asphalt are, but most people have a hard time understanding what railroad contractors do. The Westar Energy job is a perfect example of the Musselman & Hall (M&H) Contractor’s railroad operation.” These words came from M&H business development manager Adam Turley as he talked about a job the company built last fall for Westar Energy in Lawrence, KS.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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Pavement Maintenance Inspections

Pavement Maintenance Inspections

How inspections help owners and property managers save money and budget for the future

Did you know that you need to budget five or ten years down the road to maintain your sidewalks and parking lots? If you’re like many other facility and property managers, the answer is probably, “No”. If you don’t have a background in the asphalt and concrete world or you’re just busy and overwhelmed putting out the daily fires, then it can be difficult to spend time managing your pavement and sidewalk. Having a pavement maintenance inspection done can bring clarity to current issues and help plan for the future. Why is this important?

The Problem

From the day asphalt is installed in your parking lot, it has a shelf life. The paving and sidewalks around your facility bear the brunt of many days of sun and rain, wind and cold. They endure endless applications of salt and sand, ice melt and snow plows. Heavy truck and car traffic constantly run over them. Wrap that all up with cold winters and hot summers, and it is easy to see how pavement and concrete can plain wear out. It is because of exposure to the daily wear and tear that it is important to stay vigilant when it comes to maintaining your facility parking and walking surfaces. Pavement evaluations are one tool a facility or property manager can use to stay on top of things.

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4922 Blue Banks Ave
Kansas City, MO 64130

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3201 S Southeast Blvd
Wichita, KS 67216

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2440 Cassens Dr
Fenton, MO 63026

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2518 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC was founded in 1914 and has been serving our customers for over 100 years. We are proud to be an employee owned company (ESOP).

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