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Connecticut quarry owner seeks wastewater discharge permit

Apr 08, 2014

Connecticut quarry owner seeks wastewater discharge permit

The owner of a quarry in York Hill, Connecticut may soon be able to discharge wastewater into a nearby waterway. York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co. is seeking a wastewater discharge permit that would allow the quarry to discharge stormwater runoff ...

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Monterey looks to natural stone as drought approaches

Apr 08, 2014

Monterey looks to natural stone as drought approaches

It’s obvious that aggregate is a necessary part of life. It’s used in homes, on roads, and in countless other applications. But one less obvious segment of the aggregates industry has been gaining traction in the United States, and it ...

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MSHA releases report on fall fatality

Apr 07, 2014

MSHA releases report on fall fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an Oct. 17, 2013, fatality at a cement plant involving a 52-year-old journeyman electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed after he fell approximately 6 ...

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Diesel fuel price report: April 7, 2014

Apr 07, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: April 7, 2014

U.S. diesel fuel prices are down for the fourth consecutive week, falling $0.016 per gallon for the week ending April 7. This week, diesel prices also fell in all U.S. regions. The Central Atlantic region experienced the greatest weekly decrease this week, ...

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House GOP budget proposal offers Highway Trust Fund solution; transportation advocates aren’t impressed

Apr 04, 2014

House GOP budget proposal offers Highway Trust Fund solution; transportation advocates aren’t impressed

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Budget Committee chairman, on Tuesday introduced the fiscal year 2015 House Republican budget, which offers a solution for the nearly insolvent Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF -- the main source of funding for state and ...

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Explore financial issues in mining at SME’s Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference

Apr 03, 2014

Explore financial issues in mining at SME’s Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference

Industry professionals, mining executives and anyone else who works on the financial side of the aggregates industry have the opportunity this month to learn about issues affecting project finance, investment and strategic planning. The New York Section of the Society for ...

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5 quarry owners team up to fund Bird Road interchange project in California

Apr 02, 2014

5 quarry owners team up to fund Bird Road interchange project in California

San Joaquin County, Calif. officials gathered recently to celebrate the completion of an interchange project at South Bird Road and Highway 120 that was made possible by five quarry owners, Tracy Press reports. Cemex, Granite Construction, Knife River Corp., Teichert Aggregates ...

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Highbank signs letter of intent with West Coast Tug and Barge

Apr 02, 2014

Highbank signs letter of intent with West Coast Tug and Barge

.Highbank Resources Ltd. announced last week that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with West Coast Tug and Barge Ltd. for barging aggregate from its Swamp Point North operation to the Port Simpson and Prince Rupert area in ...

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MSHA clarifies working places examination requirements

Apr 01, 2014

MSHA clarifies working places examination requirements

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) clarifying the requirements for examination of working places addressed in C.F.R. §§ 56/57.18002. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which type of records ...

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Astec acquires Telestack for $36 million

Apr 01, 2014

Astec acquires Telestack for $36 million

Astec Industries, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired Northern Ireland-based Telestack Ltd. for $36 million (USD). The acquisition is subject to certain closing adjustments. Astec says it expects the acquisition to start adding value immediately. The company also noted that Telestack’s synergies ...

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Diesel fuel price report: March 31, 2014

Mar 31, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: March 31, 2014

U.S. diesel fuel prices are down for the third consecutive week, falling $0.013 per gallon for the week ending March 31. This week, diesel prices also fell in all but one U.S. region. The Central Atlantic region experienced the greatest weekly decrease ...

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MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

Mar 31, 2014

MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) to clarify compliance with safety belts and lines addressed in 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.15005. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which factors MSHA ...

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