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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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Tuesday AGG1 seminar standouts

Mar 18, 2013

Tuesday AGG1 seminar standouts

Here are a few of the AGG1 Academy educational sessions scheduled for today that we thought looked interesting. If you attend one of these, let us know what you think. Tuesday, March 19 7:30 - 9 a.m. T46: Applying Lean Manufacturing Principles in the ...

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Visit AEM’s booth at AGG1 for savings on safety material

Mar 15, 2013

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is offering a special discount for visitors who stop by the AEM booth during the World of Asphalt and AGG1. The booth is located at the entrance to the exhibit hall, and will be offering 25-percent-off coupons ...

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AGG1 Cemex’s Balcones Quarry and Cement Plant tour

Mar 15, 2013

This year, AGG1 will offer a tour of Cemex's Balcones Quarry in nearby New Braunfels, Texas. The tour is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Buses will begin loading at 12:30 p.m. If you haven't already ...

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