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Kansas county still searching for a quarry site

Mar 03, 2015

Finding the right site with the right kind of aggregate deposit on which to put a quarry is proving to be harder than the Bourbon County Public Works Department had hoped it would be. The Fort Scott Tribune reports that ...

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Aggregate production up 7 percent in 2014

Mar 03, 2015

Aggregate production up 7 percent in 2014

Based on information gathered from its quarterly sample survey of crushed stone and sand and gravel producers, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated that 595 million short tons of construction aggregates were produced and shipped during the fourth quarter ...

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Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry recognized for healthy living

Mar 02, 2015

Lafarge North America has announced that its Presque Isle Quarry was awarded the 2015 Alpena Regional Medical Center’s Health Leadership Award during the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in February. The health leadership award recognizes businesses that promote ...

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Researchers will monitor seismic activity as blasting resumes at Illinois quarry

Mar 02, 2015

As blasting operations resume this spring at the Hanson Material Service quarry near LaGrange, Ill., Northwestern University researchers will be monitoring them. The Chicago Tribune reports that scientists have been recording seismic activity in two locations since last spring, because ...

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Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Mar 02, 2015

Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Miner safety is a top concern for quarries across the nation, not only for their families and loved ones, but for the company they work for and the United States government as well. But that’s not the case everywhere in ...

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NSSGA promotes Young Leaders conference

Feb 27, 2015

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is inviting all aggregates industry professionals 40 years of age and younger to attend its Young Leaders (YL) conference being held April 29 – May 2 in Fort Lauderdale. The NSSGA says ...

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Caterpillar “Built For It” Trials video: Cat generator powers Lantern Festival in China’s Yuhu Village

Feb 27, 2015

Caterpillar has made available its latest “Built For It” Trials video, “Lantern Festival”, which shows how one Cat generator powered the Lantern Festival in Yuhu Village, China. According to a company press release, the video follows the villagers of an ...

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30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

Feb 26, 2015

30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

#attachment_39670 { margin-bottom:15px; } Gretchen Curtis from the Lakeside Heritage Society in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, recently visited with a class of 30 fourth-grade students at Danbury Elementary School, the Port Clinton News Herald reports. Curtis reviewed the 100-year history of limestone ...

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NSSGA recognizes outstanding grassroots contributions

Feb 26, 2015

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that it plans to recognize four grassroots advocates for their efforts to influence federal policy. The award presentation will take place during the Closing General Session of the NSSGA Annual ...

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IMAA announces 2014 Safety Award recipients

Feb 25, 2015

The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) announced the winners of the 2014 Safety Awards at the Safety Awards Luncheon during the 2015 IMAA Winter Workshops held in Indianapolis in January. More than 100 awards were presented to plants that had ...

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Minnesota county considers a frac-sand mining ban

Feb 24, 2015

Minnesota county considers a frac-sand mining ban

Houston County may become the first county in Minnesota to adopt a permanent ban on frac-sand mining. The StarTribune reports that the Houston County Board adopted the ordinance last week in a preliminary vote of 5-0 following a three-hour public ...

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IMAA announces Excellence in Mining award winners

Feb 24, 2015

The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association has announced the winners of its “Excellence in Mining” Awards. The awards for were presented during the IMAA 2015 Winter Workshops in Indianapolis. Excellence in Mining gold awards were presented to 70 operations, including the following: ...

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