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Diesel fuel price report: March 17, 2014

Mar 18, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: March 17, 2014

After one week of rising costs, U.S. diesel fuel prices are down $0.018 per gallon for the week ending March 17. This week, diesel prices also fell in all U.S. regions. The New England region experienced the greatest weekly decrease this week, ...

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DOT says Highway Trust Fund could run out in late July

Mar 18, 2014

DOT says Highway Trust Fund could run out in late July

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated its Highway Trust Fund Ticker, and a chart on the page shows that the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) could shortfall as early as the end of July. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Highway ...

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Missouri DNR approves limestone quarry permit to Lee’s Summit

Mar 18, 2014

Missouri DNR approves limestone quarry permit to Lee’s Summit

One operator in Lee’s Summit, Missouri could begin mining limestone in the coming months. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has approved a permit that would allow The Family Ranch to extract limestone from a site near Pryor Road and ...

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Catch up on ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 news and products

Mar 17, 2014

Catch up on ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 news and products

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, which took place March 4-8 in Las Vegas, is the largest North American construction equipment show. The show attracted 129,364 attendees -- the second-highest record for the show -- with 31,000 of those attending from other countries, according to ...

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Michelin intros X-Super Terrain+ radial

Mar 16, 2014

Michelin intros X-Super Terrain+ radial

Michelin introduced its X-Super Terrain+ E4 radial for articulated dump trucks at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The tire, designed to deliver optimal traction, features increased sidewall protection, a new C2 cooler-running casing and up to 15-percent longer life compared to the tire’s predecessor, ...

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Eriez highlights suspended electromagnetic series at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Mar 16, 2014

Eriez highlights suspended electromagnetic series at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Eriez is featured its suspended electromagnet series of tramp metal removal at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. Each unit pulls tramp metal from the product stream to prevent damage to other equipment such as crushers and impactors. The manufacturer offers a self-cleaning option that throws ...

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VIDEO: Stedman intros vertical roller mill, seeks product name suggestions

Mar 16, 2014

VIDEO: Stedman intros vertical roller mill, seeks product name suggestions

Stedman Machine Co. introduced its unnamed vertical roller mill (VRM) for grinding, drying and classifying at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The VRM features high-cast chrome balls that rotate in the unit, which the company says produces a tighter particle size distribution than traditional ...

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Metso announces Juha Silvennoinen as president of Services business line in Mining and Construction

Mar 15, 2014

Metso announces Juha Silvennoinen as president of Services business line in Mining and Construction

Metso Corporation has announced it has appointed Juha Silvennoinen to president of Services business line in Mining and Construction, effective March 26. Juha most recently worked for ABB, where he was responsible for the Motors and Generators business unit. In addition to ...

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McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

Mar 15, 2014

McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

McCook Quarry is reportedly set to resume blasting on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lehigh Hanson-owned quarry suspended blasting after a 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Illinois and Wisconsin in November following a routine blast. Within two weeks of the ...

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SME 2014 Annual Meeting attracts 22% more attendees than expected

Mar 13, 2014

SME 2014 Annual Meeting attracts 22% more attendees than expected

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) held its 2014 Annual Meeting, which attracted 6,722 attendees, Feb. 23-26 in Salt Lake City. The society says there were 22 percent more attendees at the meeting than it anticipated. John Hollenhorst of KSL-NBC-5 ...

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MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

Mar 13, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a Feb. 28, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. Related: Keep Experienced Miners Safe The incident involved a 50-year-old supervisor with 27 years of experience who was ...

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Freight shipments fall 2.8% in January

Mar 12, 2014

Freight shipments fall 2.8% in January

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried fell 2.8 percent in January, 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 Services ...

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