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Brian Ethridge was the Online Managing Editor for Better Roads and Aggregates Manager.

Antitrust suit filed against Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo

Jan 30, 2015

Antitrust suit filed against Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo

International Construction Products has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the three biggest names in construction equipment, accusing them of colluding to limit competition in the U.S. The suit was filed in a U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, and names Caterpillar, Komatsu ...

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Boxer: Infrastructure funding deficit not as bad as thought

Jan 30, 2015

Boxer: Infrastructure funding deficit not as bad as thought

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) claims the country's funding deficit for infrastructure projects isn't as bad as originally thought. However, she did say lawmakers still have to come up with billions of dollars later this year. "Today I learned from my staff that the deficit ...

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House Democrat introduces $170 billion infrastructure bill

Jan 29, 2015

House Democrat introduces $170 billion infrastructure bill

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has introduced a bill to spend $170 billion over the next six years for the nation's transportation infrastructure. Instead of raising the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax, Delaney's idea would use revenue from corporate tax reform to pay for several years' worth ...

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MSHA files more discrimination complaints in 2014 than any other year

Jan 28, 2015

MSHA files more discrimination complaints in 2014 than any other year

Last year MSHA filed 49 discrimination complaints, which is more than it has filed in any other year. The complaints, filed with the FMSHRC, involved allegations of discrimination made by miners in the form of a discharge, suspension or other adverse ...

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CIM announces items donated for 10th annual Auction at World of Concrete

Jan 28, 2015

CIM announces items donated for 10th annual Auction at World of Concrete

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program, a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management, announced a list of donated items for its tenth annual Auction at the World of Concrete. “Thanks to the ...

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Boehner discusses the country’s ‘biggest problem’ on 60 Minutes

Jan 28, 2015

Boehner discusses the country’s ‘biggest problem’ on 60 Minutes

During a 60 Minutes interview, House Speaker John Boehner urged the importance of finding a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund, which is currently scheduled to run out of money in May. “The biggest problem we have is that the ...

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NSSGA reveals annual Gold Award winners and Platinum Award qualifiers

Jan 27, 2015

NSSGA reveals annual Gold Award winners and Platinum Award qualifiers

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has recognized aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that have shown an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014. The awards announced include the Gold, Silver and ...

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Time is running out! Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Jan 27, 2015

Time is running out! Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Astec Industries is putting pressure on Congress to figure out a long-term Highway Trust Fund plan by launching a campaign titled "Don't Let America Dead End." “Time is running out. America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of rebuilding,” the campaign website ...

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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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