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Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Feb 19, 2015

Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Another positive sign that construction is on the upswing comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bureau has announced that it will auction more than 9.5 million tons of sand and gravel from the Lone Mountain Community Pit ...

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Man dies in silo accident at Texas concrete plant

Feb 19, 2015

Man dies in silo accident at Texas concrete plant

On Feb. 16, a contractor working at a concrete plant in Cobb County, Texas, was killed when he fell into a silo full of sand and gravel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb Fire and Emergency Services received a ...

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Vulcan Materials elects two new board members

Feb 18, 2015

Vulcan Materials elects two new board members

Vulcan Materials Co. has announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors effective immediately, bringing the total number of board members to 13. PR Newswire reports that the new members are Elaine L. Chao, who served ...

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CalCIMA presents 2014 safety and member awards

Feb 18, 2015

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) recently presented its 2014 safety and member recognition awards to companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry. “The safety awards recognize both the combined efforts ...

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Raising gas taxes gets bipartisan support from governors

Feb 18, 2015

Raising gas taxes gets bipartisan support from governors

Though Congress is not expected to act on it anytime soon, raising the gas tax this year is getting bipartisan support from governors in at least a dozen states, thanks, in part, to lower gas prices. According to a report ...

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Residents respond to proposed changes in quarry regulations

Feb 17, 2015

(SOURCE: WABI TV5) At a public hearing, residents of Eddington, Maine weighed in on controversial proposed changes to a local law, which include a 1,000-foot setback between homes and quarries, as well as establishing rules for groundwater, noise, dust and air ...

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NSSGA announces new level of membership for single-location operations

Feb 17, 2015

NSSGA announces new level of membership for single-location operations

In order to encourage smaller operations to join its ranks, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced a new level of membership for single-location operations with fewer than 10 non-office employees. The association hopes this will help grow ...

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Comment period extended on proposed civil penalties rule

Feb 16, 2015

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the proposed rule, Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties, for a second time. The notice ...

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TxDOT is using an iPhone app to measure stockpiles

Feb 16, 2015

TxDOT is using an iPhone app to measure stockpiles

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun using an iPhone app to get accurate measurements of stockpile volume and tonnage, as well as keep track of locations. Last year, the agency’s Materials Supply Chain Management team was tasked with ...

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‘Gold Rush’ star to keynote at NSSGA’s Young Leaders Luncheon

Feb 12, 2015

‘Gold Rush’ star to keynote at NSSGA’s Young Leaders Luncheon

AGG1 2015 Aggregates Academy & Expo attendees are in for a treat this year. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced that Dave Turin, star of the Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" television series, will be the keynote speaker ...

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NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

Feb 12, 2015

NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

The Obama Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes a 5-percent increase, up to $394 million, in spending for the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to a report in the National Stone, Sand and ...

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IAAP Safety Committee members share safety tips, best practices

Feb 11, 2015

IAAP Safety Committee members share safety tips, best practices

The goal of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Safety Committee is to promote safe working conditions within the aggregates industry by identifying current and future safety issues and then developing programs and policies to address them. "Committees are ...

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