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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

Laser Technology addresses safer, more effective tactics for blast design

Jan 26, 2015

Laser Technology addresses safer, more effective tactics for blast design

Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI), a leading designer and manufacturer of laser-based solutions for professional measurement and mapping, and Robert McClure, President of RAM, an independent blast design consulting firm, will be cohosting a webinar about serious challenges and viable solutions for ...

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CRH emerges as frontrunner for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Jan 26, 2015

CRH emerges as frontrunner for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Irish cement maker CRH has emerged as the slight frontrunner to acquire assets which Lafarge and Holcim must sell as part of a planned merger. Holcim and Lafarge's merger is expected to create a combined group with $44 billion in yearly sales. Following the ...

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A. Colarusso and Son acquires Holcim land in NY

Jan 26, 2015

A. Colarusso and Son acquires Holcim land in NY

A. Colarusso and Son, a sand and gravel company in Hudson, NY, has acquired the majority of land owned by Holcim US in Hudson, NY. Colarusso Ventures has purchased more than 1,300 acres of land in Greenport, the South Bay and Waterfront ...

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Illinois aggregate producers fatality-free for 11 years

Jan 26, 2015

Illinois aggregate producers fatality-free for 11 years

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) is happy to announce another fatality-free year of aggregate mining. This marks the 11th straight fatality-free year for the state of Illinois. In celebration of Illinois' track record of safety in the industry, the ...

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Two teens dead after falling through ice at quarry

Jan 23, 2015

Two teens dead after falling through ice at quarry

  Two Indiana teens were found dead at a rock quarry following an ice fishing trip gone horribly wrong. According to officials, Clark “Edward” Shoemaker, 17, of Spencer and Dominic Arthur, 13, were ice fishing at the quarry when they fell through the ...

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John Deere launches mobile app specifically for equipment users

Jan 22, 2015

John Deere launches mobile app specifically for equipment users

John Deere has announced the new John Deere App Center which is a convenient mobile app, designed specifically for John Deere equipment users. “This new tool offers applications that will help users increase the performance and productivity of their equipment,” says Pat ...

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HOLT CAT President and COO retires and more dealer news

Jan 22, 2015

HOLT CAT President and COO retires and more dealer news

Looking for some dealer news? This is your one-stop shop for all the recent moves going on inside the aggregates industry. HOLT CAT President and COO retires HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer for South, Central, North and North East ...

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More sand coming to Carlsbad beaches

Jan 22, 2015

More sand coming to Carlsbad beaches

A dredging project will supposedly bring more sand to Carlsbad beaches, according to a report by UT San Diego. The project started this month at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. The owners of the Encina Power Station dredge the lagoon’s outer basin every few ...

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Responses to Obama’s State of the Union address

Jan 21, 2015

Responses to Obama’s State of the Union address

President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan” during his Sate of the Union address on Tuesday night which has led to reaction from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), as well as Building America’s ...

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Obama wants ‘bipartisan infrastructure plan,’ no mention of gas tax hike

Jan 21, 2015

Obama wants ‘bipartisan infrastructure plan,’ no mention of gas tax hike

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan.” However, Obama never mentioned the possibility of raising the federal gas tax. “21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure  — ...

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Sales manager killed at sand and gravel plant

Jan 20, 2015

Sales manager killed at sand and gravel plant

  A sales manager with 11 years of experience has been killed at a sand and gravel plant in California. Although MSHA isn't releasing a lot of details about the accident due to an ongoing investigation, it did report that the ...

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Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Jan 19, 2015

Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Northern Excavating has been cited for the eighth time for allegedly letting employees work under risky conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says mine operators allowed employees to work at great risk in trenches without cave-in ...

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