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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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Bee-Jay’s Excavating seeks permission to operate mine in Spallumcheen

Mar 31, 2014

Bee-Jay’s Excavating seeks permission to operate mine in Spallumcheen

Bee-Jay’s Excavating, Ltd. is seeking permission to operate a quarry in the township of Spallumcheen, British Columbia. During a meeting last week, several residents expressed concerns about the quarry, including noise and dust, the Vernon Morning Star reports. Bruce Shartner, the quarry ...

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Trans-border freight falls 0.2% in January

Mar 28, 2014

Trans-border freight falls 0.2% in January

The amount of freight carried between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was down 0.2 percent year over year in January, according to data released Thursday from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics ...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies Lower Milford township’s request to present case

Mar 28, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies Lower Milford township’s request to present case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided to not hear a decade-long case regarding the Lower Milford township planning commission’s unanimous rejection of Geryville Materials Inc.’s quarry proposal, The Morning Call reports. Geryville Materials wants to operate an approximately 85-acre quarry on ...

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MSHA issues 66 citations, 3 orders in February impact inspections

Mar 28, 2014

MSHA issues 66 citations, 3 orders in February impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 66 orders and three citations to metal and nonmetal mines during February impact inspections. One of the mines inspected was a crushed limestone operation in Kansas, which received three ...

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NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 27, 2014

NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted on Thursday testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the agency’s proposed silica rule. OSHA’s analysis for the proposed regulation has ...

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Highbank’s Swamp Point North project receives Mines Act Permit

Mar 27, 2014

Highbank’s Swamp Point North project receives Mines Act Permit

Highbank Resources Ltd. has received the Mines Act Permit, authorizing sand and gravel extraction for the company’s Swamp Point North aggregates project. According to its website, the company intends to mine and produce sand and gravel, as well as granite from ...

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SME’s Minerals Education Coalition to feature hands-on demos at upcoming S.T.E.M.-focused festival

Mar 26, 2014

SME’s Minerals Education Coalition to feature hands-on demos at upcoming S.T.E.M.-focused festival

The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) program of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) has announced that it plans to feature hands-on demonstrations at its booth (#3222) at the third annual USA Science and Engineering Festival. The festival, slated for ...

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