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Brian Ethridge is the Online Managing Editor for Better Roads and Aggregates Manager. In addition to managing the websites, he's in charge of the daily newsletter and social media accounts for both publications. You can contact him with suggestions, tips and/or opinions at: BrianEthridge@randallreilly.com

Mine pollution hurting fish habitats across America

Dec 19, 2014

Mine pollution hurting fish habitats across America

  Pollution from mines may be the reason why some fishing spots in the United States are drying up, according to research from the University of Michigan. Mine pollution has always been a suspected cause for damaged fish habitats, but researchers say ...

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Last second Christmas gift ideas for construction workers

Dec 19, 2014

Last second Christmas gift ideas for construction workers

Hopefully you're not one of those people who wait until the last second to do all of your Christmas shopping. If you are, stay safe trying to fight the crowds of shoppers as the big day approaches. Thankfully there are several ...

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H. Allen Franklin retiring from Vulcan

Dec 18, 2014

H. Allen Franklin retiring from Vulcan

Vulcan Materials has announced that H. Allen Franklin is retiring from the Company's Board of Directors, effective December 31, 2014, due to health reasons. Franklin, who joined the Board in 2001, is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company.  ...

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Liebherr currently anticipating overall revenue of $10.99 billion

Dec 18, 2014

Liebherr currently anticipating overall revenue of $10.99 billion

For the 2014 business year, the Liebherr Group is currently anticipating an overall revenue of $10.99 billion. In the area of construction machines and mining, Liebherr expects a revenue of approximately $6.6 billion, which is a decline of around $317 million, or ...

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Polaris Minerals announces plans to change name

Dec 17, 2014

Polaris Minerals announces plans to change name

Polaris Minerals Corporation has announced plans to change its name to will Polaris Materials Corporation, effective January 1, 2015. The change of name was approved by shareholders at the Company's 2014 Annual General Meeting when 99.3 percent of the votes cast were in ...

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Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Dec 15, 2014

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that includes both good and bad news for federal construction accounts in 2015. The bill keeps the ...

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Martin Marietta gives thousands to charity during the holidays

Dec 11, 2014

Martin Marietta gives thousands to charity during the holidays

In the spirit of the holiday season, Martin Marietta has made some generous donations to several charities in the San Antonio area. Following the company's annual charity golf tournament in November, Martine Marietta donated the $31,200 it raised to the San Antonio ...

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CalCIMA announces 2014 safety and member award winners

Dec 11, 2014

CalCIMA announces 2014 safety and member award winners

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) has revealed the winners of its 2014 safety and member awards. “These awards honor companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry,” said Gary Hambly, president ...

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EriezR releases Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separators (WHIMS) brochure

Dec 11, 2014

EriezR releases Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separators (WHIMS) brochure

Eriez has announced the availability of a new brochure featuring the company’s Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separators (WHIMS). The eight-page piece is offered in both downloadable and printed format. As explained in the brochure, WHIMS are designed for high capacity, continuous removal ...

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Attention Congress: Two-thirds of jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

Dec 10, 2014

Attention Congress: Two-thirds of jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

  If Congress somehow lacks the motivation needed to agree on a long-term Highway Trust Fund, a new report from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, may lead to some more serious discussions. "Congress has decided to leave ...

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Update: Famous quarry sells for $141K

Dec 09, 2014

Update: Famous quarry sells for $141K

  Last month Aggregates Manager reported on the sale of a quarry that had been featured in several blockbuster films, including the Hitchhiker’s Guide, The Galaxy, Clash of the Titans 2: Wrath of the Titans, BBC TV series Merlin and Dr. Who. ...

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SME Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship application period now open

Dec 09, 2014

SME Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship application period now open

The application period for the 2015-16 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) Congressional Fellowship program is now open through the rest of the month. SME is offering a seasoned mining expert the chance to apply his or her ...

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