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TFIC calls on IAAP members to attend April 29 Lobby Day in Illinois

Apr 24, 2015

TFIC calls on IAAP members to attend April 29 Lobby Day in Illinois

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC), which is made up of business groups and labor groups with mutual concerns about the need for transportation and infrastructure funding in Illinois, has put out a call to members of the Illinois Association ...

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Eagle Scout project rebuilds DeSoto State Park hiking trail from stone found in old quarry at park

Apr 24, 2015

Eagle Scout project rebuilds DeSoto State Park hiking trail from stone found in old quarry at park

Sixteen-year-old Troy Ingram headed up a project earlier this month that helped him earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The North Jefferson News reports that the project involved building stone steps on a trail near Indian Falls at DeSoto State ...

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Canadian county approves re-designation of gravel pit for college heavy equipment training course

Apr 23, 2015

The Mountain View County council has approved a bylaw re-designating a former county-owned gravel pit for use by Olds College for its heavy equipment operations program. The Mountain View Gazette reports that the 21-acre gravel pit is located approximately 5 ...

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NSSGA recognized as a Green Seal office for its sustainability practices

Apr 23, 2015

NSSGA recognized as a Green Seal office for its sustainability practices

Yesterday, on Earth Day, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced that it is one of the first 13 trade associations in the country to be recognized by the Green Seal Green Office Partnership Program. As a Green ...

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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 22, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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Montana truck driver suffers minor injuries when his gravel truck tips over

Apr 22, 2015

Montana truck driver suffers minor injuries when his gravel truck tips over

A truck driver suffered minor injuries Friday morning, April 17, when his gravel truck tipped over on Hodgson Road near Columbia Falls, Mont. The truck’s wheel caught the soft right shoulder of the road and overturned under the weight of ...

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Lafarge and Holcim announce U.S. asset divestments required by Federal Trade Commission for merger

Apr 21, 2015

In yet another sign that the planned LafargeHolcim merger will move forward, Lafarge and Holcim have announced details about the assets they propose to divest in the United States. A news release from the companies notes that the divestments will ...

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Missouri man arrested for burglary of quarry and gun range

Apr 21, 2015

A 51-year-old man, Timothy Zeman was arrested and charged for a pair of burglaries at a quarry and gun range. Fox2now St. Louis reports that Zeman admitted to police that he had committed the crimes. He said he broke into ...

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Legislation stopping proposed Waters of the U.S. rule passes Transportation and Infrastructure committee with bipartisan support

Apr 21, 2015

The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), legislation that would stop the proposed Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), has cleared its first hurdle. According to a news release from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections schedules hearing, “Protecting America’s Workers: An Enforcement Update from the Mine Safety and Health Administration

Apr 20, 2015

U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections schedules hearing, “Protecting America’s Workers: An Enforcement Update from the Mine Safety and Health Administration

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, a segment of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Education & the Workforce Committee, will hold a special hearing on Thursday, April 23, at 9a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B. The hearing, titled “Protecting America’s Workers: ...

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Lower oil prices send mixed signals to frac sand producers

Apr 20, 2015

Lower oil prices send mixed signals to frac sand producers

Spurred by the oil and gas industry’s use of frac sand for drilling, a company located on the banks of the Ohio River that moves and stores large amounts of frac sand is about to invest $1.3 million to build ...

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