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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

Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

Dec 08, 2014

Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

A man is dead following an accident that happened at Maple Grove Quarry in Ohio. Darwin Glover, 46, drove his Caterpillar truck off the side of the road and into the water-filled quarry. "The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. He drove the ...

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Liebherr opens spare parts depot, BKT Tires hires industry veteran and more dealer news roundups

Dec 04, 2014

Liebherr opens spare parts depot, BKT Tires hires industry veteran and more dealer news roundups

Looking for some dealer news? This is your one-stop shop for all the recent moves going on inside the aggregates industry. Liebherr opens Western US spare parts depot Liebherr Construction Equipment has opened a new spare parts facility located in Visalia, California.  The new ...

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Vulcan honored with Conservation Education Award

Dec 04, 2014

Vulcan honored with Conservation Education Award

Vulcan Materials was recently honored with the Conservation Education Award at the Wildlife Habitat Council‘s (WHC) 26th annual symposium. The Conservation Education Award recognizes Vulcan for having a history of striving for excellence in conservation education and outreach. Nominees for the award ...

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OAIMA receives Public Outreach Award from Ohio DNR

Dec 04, 2014

OAIMA receives Public Outreach Award from Ohio DNR

  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has honored the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) with its 2014 Minerals Education- Public Outreach Award. The award recognizes OAIMA for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the use of aggregates ...

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TBEI names Kurt Meyer new CFO

Dec 04, 2014

TBEI names Kurt Meyer new CFO

Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc., (TBEI) has announced the hiring of Kurt Meyer as Chief Financial Officer for TBEI and its family of brands. "We are excited to have Kurt join the TBEI family” said Bob Fines, TBEI CEO & ...

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President Obama calls America’s infrastructure ‘embarrassing’

Dec 03, 2014

President Obama calls America’s infrastructure ‘embarrassing’

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Aggregate and Ready Mix Association fighting for higher weight limit

Dec 03, 2014

Aggregate and Ready Mix Association fighting for higher weight limit

Fred Corrigan, executive director for the Aggregate and Ready Mix Association, wants to limit the number of loads trucks have to haul by increasing how much weight trucks are allowed to tow. In Minnesota trucks are currently only allowed to haul ...

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Construction spending up slightly in October

Dec 02, 2014

Construction spending up slightly in October

U.S. construction spending rose 1.1 percent during the month of October due mainly to increases in homebuilding and government nonresidential projects. According to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department, October construction spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971 billion. The new ...

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Aggregates production up nine percent in Q3

Dec 01, 2014

Aggregates production up nine percent in Q3

The aggregates industry was in great shape during Q3 of 2014 with an estimated 683 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the United States. That's a nine percent increase from the numbers reported ...

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ORV enthusiasts could take over used-up gravel pits

Dec 01, 2014

ORV enthusiasts could take over used-up gravel pits

  ORV (off-roading vehicle) enthusiasts in Oakland County, Michigan, may soon have a new playground. A new plan, if passed, would turn used-up gravel pits that border I-75 into a recreational area for off-road vehicles. "For us, this is a great way to ...

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VIDEO: Atlas Copco discusses direct sales and support

Dec 01, 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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Work starts on new sand mine in Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2014

Work starts on new sand mine in Wisconsin

Work has started on a 940-acre sand mine and processing facility in Barron County, Wisconsin's southeastern corner.  Sioux Creek Silica, LLC's said its sand mine is expected to open next Spring and fully open next Summer. Global Proppant Supply, which has an office ...

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