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Brian Ethridge

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

Congressman praises Vulcan Materials

Sep 05, 2014

Congressman praises Vulcan Materials

Eighth U.S. District Congressman Richard Hudson visited Vulcan Materials in Concord, N.C., as part of a district tour and left overly impressed by the granite mine and rock crushing operation. "What they do enables us to continue to grow and create ...

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PHOTOS: Check out the fun of Fertile Days at Fertile Quarry

Sep 05, 2014

PHOTOS: Check out the fun of Fertile Days at Fertile Quarry

Fertile Days 2014 were held at Fertile Quarry earlier this month with a ton of fun for kids of all ages. BMC Aggregates sponsored several events at its quarry including rock hunts, kids activities and informative tours. Pictures from the festival ...

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Man faces additional charges in fatal crash

Sep 04, 2014

Man faces additional charges in fatal crash

The man who was driving under the influence and crashed into a Naperville, Illinois, quarry, is facing additional DUI counts. Michael Szot, 21, is facing nine counts of aggravated DUI causing death. He was originally charged with only four counts of aggravated DUI and ...

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Lafarge raises $35K for cancer center

Sep 03, 2014

Lafarge raises $35K for cancer center

Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry celebrated its 60th anniversary in a very special way. The company hosted its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC). Lafarge representatives proudly presented a check ...

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Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

Sep 03, 2014

Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

An accident at Gardenscape Quarry has taken the life of Glenn F. Dibble, 54, of Rensselaer Falls, New York. Investigators say Dibble - who was working at the quarry - entered a storage building to obtain wooden planks from the rafters. He then climbed onto ...

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Old mines could cause sinkholes

Sep 02, 2014

Old mines could cause sinkholes

Andy Moreland, a geotechnical engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation, was driving on Rt. 33 toward Nelsonville when he noticed a strange dip in the road. When he got back to work, he did some research and discovered old mines ...

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Quarry blast leaves huge holes in nearby home

Sep 01, 2014

Quarry blast leaves huge holes in nearby home

Residents of Tierrasanta, San Diego, were scared for their lives when it felt like bombs were being dropped on the neighborhood. Come to find out, they were feeling the effects of a quarry blast gone wrong. The explosion sent flying rocks and ...

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MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

Sep 01, 2014

MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the results of its July impact inspections. During the month, federal inspectors issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal mines and ...

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McLanahan names first Vice President of Manufacturing

Sep 01, 2014

McLanahan names first Vice President of Manufacturing

McLanahan has named Mark Slonaker as its first Vice President of Manufacturing. Slonaker will oversee manufacturing operations at all U.S. based locations. “I am most looking forward to the opportunity to work with and the development of the dedicated team of employees at ...

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Young teens learning to identify invasives

Aug 29, 2014

Young teens learning to identify invasives

Lafarge North America, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Huron Pines Conservation Group, have partnered up to bring 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Campers to the Presque Isle Quarry. The campers, 13-to-15-year-olds, were introduced to identifying invasive species, the issues these ...

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When gravel doesn’t bond with resurfacing substance…

Aug 28, 2014

When gravel doesn’t bond with resurfacing substance…

  Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning of road construction, but didn't think anything of it until they exited their vehicles after reaching their destination. That's when ...

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Ucore eying rare earth ore mine in Alaska

Aug 28, 2014

Ucore eying rare earth ore mine in Alaska

Ucore, a Canadian company, is moving forward with plans for a new mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. The company recently sent a crew to the site to study the area and sample rock. In ...

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