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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

VIDEO: Atlas Copco discusses direct sales and support

Nov 26, 2014

VIDEO: Atlas Copco discusses direct sales and support

Atlas Copco touched on a lot of topics recently at Capital Markets Day in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Despite that, it was clear the company’s main focus is, and will continue to be, direct sales ...

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Lafarge CEO named PCA chairman

Nov 26, 2014

Lafarge CEO named PCA chairman

John Stull, president and CEO of Lafarge North America Inc., has been named the new chairman of Portland Cement Association (PCA). Cemex USA President Karl Watson, Jr. was named vice-chairman. Stull replaces Cary O. Cohrs, president of American Cement Co., LLC. ...

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Famous quarry for sale

Nov 26, 2014

Famous quarry for sale

  A quarry that was featured in several blockbuster films has hit the open market. Films such as The Hitchhiker’s Guide, The Galaxy, Clash of the Titans 2:Wrath of the Titans, BBC TV series Merlin and Dr. Who have all filmed ...

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Construction starts down four percent in October

Nov 25, 2014

Construction starts down four percent in October

The value of new construction starts dipped four percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $589.8 billion. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, the decline follows a 10 percent increase reported in September, which was the strongest month ...

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VIDEO: CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ spotlights America’s neglected infrastructure

Nov 24, 2014

VIDEO: CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ spotlights America’s neglected infrastructure

In case you missed it, CBS's "60 Minutes" did a feature on America's neglected transportation infrastructure on Sunday. During the segment, 60 minutes talked to former transportation secretary of transportation Ray LaHood. “Our infrastructure's on life supports right now. That's what ...

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Update: MnDOT makes decision in mine expansion

Nov 24, 2014

Update: MnDOT makes decision in mine expansion

  In late October Aggregates Manager reported that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) was facing a tough decision over a mine expansion. MnDOT was being has to act quickly in coming up with a solution to reroute a busy four-lane highway. At ...

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Copar Quarries settles EPA violations

Nov 24, 2014

Copar Quarries settles EPA violations

  Copar Quarries has settled claims that it violated federal clean air standards. The company has agreed to pay $80,000 and correct its violations brought to light by the Environmental Protection Agency. Violations included the failure to conduct emissions tests and the failure ...

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Atlas Copco addresses future, sustainability and growth at NASCAR Hall of Fame

Nov 21, 2014

Atlas Copco addresses future, sustainability and growth at NASCAR Hall of Fame

Atlas Copco recently held its Capital Markets Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the event Atlas Copco addressed its future, sustainability and growth. There were around 120 people in attendance as the NASCAR Hall of ...

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AEM Hall of Fame announces 5 inductees

Nov 20, 2014

AEM Hall of Fame announces 5 inductees

  The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced the 2014 inductees into the AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. AEM says the vision and hard ...

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PCA names new President/CEO

Nov 20, 2014

PCA names new President/CEO

The Board of Directors of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have named James G. Toscas president and chief executive officer, effective December 15, 2014. Toscas has decades of experience in the concrete industry. For the past 11 years, he served as ...

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Buffalo Crushed Stone cited for pollution

Nov 19, 2014

Buffalo Crushed Stone cited for pollution

  Buffalo Crushed Stone has been issued a Notice of Violation by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation for an unlawful discharge into Ellicott Creek. People who live nearby the creek say the pollution and discoloration of the water is keeping wildlife ...

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Unexpected sand and gravel causes rollover accident

Nov 18, 2014

Unexpected sand and gravel causes rollover accident

  Although the road in the picture looks like a gravel road, it's definitely not supposed to be. According to reports, a belly dump truck littered a massive amount of sand and gravel on Frontage Road in San Angelo, Texas, which ...

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