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Martin Marietta Materials elects President and CEO Ward Nye as chairman of the Board

Apr 18, 2014

Martin Marietta Materials elects President and CEO Ward Nye as chairman of the Board

Ward Nye, president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, will take over as chairman of the company’s Board of Directors next month. Current chairman Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. will retire from his role on May 22, 2014, following the company’s Annual ...

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Eriez, Sturtevant, Irock offer new websites, webpages (Information Library)

Apr 18, 2014

Eriez, Sturtevant, Irock offer new websites, webpages (Information Library)

Training and education landing page Eriez has launched a landing page for its Orange University Mobile Training and Education Center. The page features a free downloadable brochure and white paper, upcoming schedule of stops, video tour of the RV’s interior setup, ...

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49 Maine companies garner recognition for safety in 2013

Apr 17, 2014

49 Maine companies garner recognition for safety in 2013

The Maine Aggregate Association (MAA) has recognized 49 of its member companies exceptional safety in the past year. At its 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, the association noted that each of those companies had no accidents or injuries during mining operations in ...

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Mining industry expected to lose 53% of skilled workers by 2029

Apr 16, 2014

Mining industry expected to lose 53% of skilled workers by 2029

The mining industry is expected to lose more than half of its skilled laborers by 2029, according to a report update released Wednesday from the Government and Public Affairs Committee of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The technical ...

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U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall in late August

Apr 16, 2014

U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall in late August

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to shortfall as early as the end of August. The agency previously predicted a shortfall in late July. In the ticker ...

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Metal/nonmetal mining deaths rise by 27% in 2013

Apr 15, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining deaths rise by 27% in 2013

Metal and nonmetal mining saw an increase of approximately 27 percent in deaths in 2013, bringing the fatal injury rate up by 0.0029 per 200,000 hours worked, according to preliminary data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The ...

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Boston’s only quarry could start accepting contaminated construction fill

Apr 15, 2014

Boston’s only quarry could start accepting contaminated construction fill

A 127-year-old quarry in Boston -- the city’s only quarry -- is seeking permission to take in up to 1 million cubic yards of contaminated dirt from construction sites, the Boston Herald reports. West Roxbury Crushed Stone, along with excavation and ...

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Diesel fuel price report: April 14, 2014

Apr 14, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: April 14, 2014

U.S. diesel fuel prices are down for the fifth consecutive week, falling $0.007 per gallon for the week ending April 14. This week, diesel prices also fell in all but two U.S. regions. The New England region experienced the greatest weekly decline ...

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Engagement is key in community relations

Apr 14, 2014

Engagement is key in community relations

Grove Stone and Sand Company, a Hedrick Industries operation in Black Mountain, North Carolina, holds a 2013 Star of Excellence and a 2013 Gold Award for Community Relations. Presented in March by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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Freight shipments rise 1.2% in February

Apr 11, 2014

Freight shipments rise 1.2% in February

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried was up 1.2 percent in February, according to data released Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation ...

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Student chapter sponsorships extend SME membership to universities worldwide

Apr 11, 2014

Student chapter sponsorships extend SME membership to universities worldwide

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s (SME) new international student chapter sponsorship program gives university students worldwide the chance to become SME student chapter members. Introduced during the society’s 2014 annual meeting, the program allows financially-challenged universities to participate by ...

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Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Apr 11, 2014

Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she and three other top transportation senators have “reached an agreement in principle on a transportation bill.” During a press conference, Boxer, who is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, — ...

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