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Hours of operation could change for sand and gravel pits in Michigan’s Ironwood Township

Jun 10, 2014

Hours of operation could change for sand and gravel pits in Michigan’s Ironwood Township

Sand and gravel producers in the township of Ironwood, Mich., can expect a future change in hours of operation. The Ironwood Township Board on Monday approved an amendment to an ordinance on sand and gravel pit hours of operation, The Daily ...

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Bonita Springs’ limestone mine could serve as future reservoir

Jun 09, 2014

Bonita Springs’ limestone mine could serve as future reservoir

Officials in Bonita Springs, Fla., are discussing how a local limestone mine will be used in the future. The permit for limestone mine Bonita Grande Aggregates will expire on May 27, 2020, and the city is interested in how it will ...

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Diesel fuel price report: June 9, 2014

Jun 09, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: June 9, 2014

U.S. diesel fuel prices are down for the sixth consecutive week, falling $0.026 per gallon for the week ending June 9. This week, diesel prices also fell in all 10 U.S. regions. The Central Atlantic region experienced the greatest weekly decline this ...

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House considers THUD bill; Senate Appropriations Committee releases text of its version of bill

Jun 09, 2014

House considers THUD bill; Senate Appropriations Committee releases text of its version of bill

The House is considering an appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), which approves $52 billion for the two departments through September 2015. The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill last month, moving it to ...

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SME partners with donation-focused shopping site

Jun 06, 2014

SME partners with donation-focused shopping site

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration has announced that it is partnering with AmazonSmile, an online shopping website that donates 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization. AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon and offers the ...

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Quarry owner sues county in Georgia for allowing competing, allegedly illegal site operation

Jun 06, 2014

Quarry owner sues county in Georgia for allowing competing, allegedly illegal site operation

The owner of a quarry in Rockdale County, Ga., is suing the county, alleging that it allowed another site to continue operations after it was ordered to shut down three years prior, The Rockdale News reports. Broad River Quarries LLC wants ...

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Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Jun 05, 2014

Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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$54.4 billion THUD bill passes in Senate Appropriations panel

Jun 04, 2014

$54.4 billion THUD bill passes in Senate Appropriations panel

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved its Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill on Tuesday, Politico reports. The bill provides $54.4 billion in discretionary funds for fiscal year 2015 and includes ...

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Oldcastle division earns 2014 Argus Win-Win for work with Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

Jun 04, 2014

Oldcastle division earns 2014 Argus Win-Win for work with Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

APAC Central, a division of Oldcastle Materials, has received the 2014 Win-Win Award from global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus. The award recognizes “innovation and co-operation in a sometimes adversarial relationship,” according to a press release announcing the award. APAC ...

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House leaders announce plans to move forward with USPS cuts for highway funding

Jun 03, 2014

House leaders announce plans to move forward with USPS cuts for highway funding

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting certain U.S. Postal Service programs. House GOP leaders released a memo last week outlining the plan, which includes changes such as ...

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SME, Doosan Portable Power, Eriez provide new resources (Information Library)

Jun 03, 2014

SME, Doosan Portable Power, Eriez provide new resources (Information Library)

Innovation-exploring publication The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration releases its publication, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy -- 100 Years of Innovation. Based on information from the 2013 symposium “Innovation in Metallurgical Processing,” the publication features more than 75 subject-matter experts. ...

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Superior Industries buys GreyStone

Jun 03, 2014

Superior Industries buys GreyStone

Conveyor system manufacturer Superior Industries, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has purchased GreyStone, Inc. GreyStone has operations in Columbus, Neb., and sells through dealer networks in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. The company manufactures washing/screening plants, sand classification tanks and ...

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