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The global competition for sand is a deadly war in India

Mar 31, 2015

The global competition for sand is a deadly war in India

Sand producers compete for business in the United States, but that’s nothing compared to what’s happening in other parts of the world. Wired reports that the demand for construction sand is greater than ever before, spawning a worldwide boom of ...

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Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday, March 30, after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger terms that were put in place on March 20 to make Holcim shareholders happy and keep the merger ...

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Truck spills gravel on Interstate 35 in Round Rock, Texas

Mar 30, 2015

There has been quite a bit of road construction going on in Texas, so drivers expect some road work delays. They don’t, however, expect to find loose gravel on an interstate, but that’s exactly what happened Friday on a stretch ...

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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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Rogers Group’s Mitchell Quarry hosts students and rock hounds who love to study and collect rocks

Mar 27, 2015

Rogers Group’s Mitchell Quarry hosts students and rock hounds who love to study and collect rocks

Every year, Rogers Group, Inc.'s Mitchell Quarry hosts a couple of groups that love rocks and want to see them in their natural state. What better place to do that than in a quarry? On March 7, 16 members of Indiana ...

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Manufacturer news – Eriez promotes Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology; GIW Industries named 2014 Company of the Year in Manufacturing; Baldor Electric debuts new website

Mar 27, 2015

Manufacturer news – Eriez promotes Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology; GIW Industries named 2014 Company of the Year in Manufacturing; Baldor Electric debuts new website

Eriez recently promoted Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology. In his new position, Mankosa’s responsibilities will include guiding the focus of product technology, leading the collaboration of technical expertise, and directing the development of technology solutions to enhance the ...

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Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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California woman killed when gravel truck tips over on her car

Mar 26, 2015

California woman killed when gravel truck tips over on her car

A 32-year-old woman was killed when a construction truck carrying gravel tipped over and crushed her car, the Contra Costa Times reports. The accident happened at about 1:05 p.m. March 23 at a city capital improvement project that was ...

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Wisconsin sand hauling company to lay off workers due to decreased frac sand demand

Mar 25, 2015

Wisconsin sand hauling company to lay off workers due to decreased frac sand demand

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that Chippewa Sand Transport, a Chippewa Falls-based sand hauling company, will lay off 55 hourly workers for an unknown period of time, beginning May 18, LacrosseTribune.com reports. In a letter to ...

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Five Aggregate Industries operations receive NSSGA awards

Mar 25, 2015

Five Aggregate Industries operations received awards from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) during the NSSGA Annual Convention last week, PRNewswire reports. Two facilities were granted Environmental Excellence Awards and three facilities were granted Community Relations Awards. Award ...

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Charlie Luck elected 2015 NSSGA Chairman of the Board

Mar 25, 2015

Charlie Luck elected 2015 NSSGA Chairman of the Board

Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, was elected 2015 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) during its annual convention in Baltimore last week. “Charlie’s insights into what the aggregates industry faces ...

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Cemex renews alliance with Birdlife International

Mar 24, 2015

Cemex renews alliance with Birdlife International

Cemex has renewed its global alliance with BirdLife International for three more years, reiterating its commitment to achieving environmentally sustainable development while integrating biodiversity conservation in daily operations. The alliance includes the United States, as well as countries in other ...

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