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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

Two miners killed after rock strikes boom truck

Sep 23, 2014

Two miners killed after rock strikes boom truck

  Two miners have been killed at an underground mine and lime plant operation owned and operated by Mississippi Lime Company, located near Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Christopher R. Rawson, Utility/Boom Operator, 29, and John E. Hahl, Utility/Boom Operator, 53, were both ...

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August construction declines, highway construction on the rise

Sep 23, 2014

August construction declines, highway construction on the rise

New construction starts are back to the normal pace reported during the first seven months of the year. Construction dropped nine percent in August after recording a boost in energy-related manufacturing projects in July. However, the drop did not seem to have ...

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Sand pit employee life-flighted to hospital after hit-and-run at work

Sep 22, 2014

Sand pit employee life-flighted to hospital after hit-and-run at work

An employee of  E.L. Vining construction company in Maine was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to a nearby hospital after being hit by a truck driver at work. The driver of the S-10 pickup truck was reportedly involved in a confrontation with with employees ...

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Four Holcim plants receive EPA’s Energy Star

Sep 22, 2014

Four Holcim plants receive EPA’s Energy Star

Holcim (US) has announced that four of its plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star award for superior energy performance. "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filiberto Ruiz, president ...

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Bobcat releases Million Loaders Celebration contest winner (VIDEO)

Sep 19, 2014

Bobcat releases Million Loaders Celebration contest winner (VIDEO)

Bobcat has released the above video announcing the winner of its Million Loaders Celebration contest. The video spotlights winner Steve Klumker, of Mancos, Colorado, receiving a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader. Klumker believed he was being interviewed as a finalist for ...

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Metso offers compact track-mounted combo plant

Sep 19, 2014

Metso offers compact track-mounted combo plant

Metso says the Lokotrack LT220D is the most compact track-mounted combination of a cone crusher and screen ever made. The combination plant is said to reduce operational costs in several ways, most notably by lowering fuel consumption and reducing the ...

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North America sand market to see big growth

Sep 18, 2014

North America sand market to see big growth

The North America sand market will see huge growth over the next three to five years . According to new research by Raymond James & Associates, aggregate consumption will hit an estimated 78 million tons per year by 2016. A compound annual growth ...

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Foxx announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

Sep 18, 2014

Foxx announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program. The DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. ...

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Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Sep 17, 2014

Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Tragedy struck a rock quarry in Ozark, Missouri, on Tuesday when a man died from blunt force trauma. Robert Shelby Hill, 73, was waiting to load a dump truck when he walked across a road at Leo Journagan Construction Company's rock ...

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What should be done with this big pile of sand?

Sep 16, 2014

What should be done with this big pile of sand?

  That's exactly what it looks like: a huge pile of sand. Currently it resides in the Belle Plaine boat landing on the north side of the Minnesota River, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is trying to decide what ...

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Most Americans favor tolls to fund transportation infrastructure

Sep 16, 2014

Most Americans favor tolls to fund transportation infrastructure

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident when HTNB Corporation released details of its recent tolling survey. According to the survey, 79 percent (more than 3 in 4) ...

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Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Sep 15, 2014

Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Police have arrested a man in Beaufort County, N.C., after he allegedly stole a Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment from his employer. The thief, Herbert Lee Garriss, 46, has been charged with three counts of larceny. Authorities say Garriss stole a Caterpillar excavator, a ...

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