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Manufacturers news: Danette Swank of Philippi-Hagenbuch to receive STEP Award; Boart Longyear announces board changes; Blue Line joins Montabert

Mar 06, 2015

Manufacturers news: Danette Swank of Philippi-Hagenbuch to receive STEP Award; Boart Longyear announces board changes; Blue Line joins Montabert

The Manufacturing Institute has announced that, on March 26, it will honor 100 women and 30 Emerging Leaders at its STEP Awards reception and dinner. According to the institute, one of the recipients will be Danette Swank, president of Philippi-Hagenbuch ...

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Ice climbing at Casket Quarry

Mar 06, 2015

Ice climbing at Casket Quarry

Local ice climbers have been climbing the natural ice formations at Casket Quarry in northern Minnesota for more than 30 years, but it was not widely known. Now, Fox 21 News reports that the city of Duluth has plans to ...

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Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

Mar 05, 2015

Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) have introduced a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from “proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or ...

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SME’s David Kanagy receives MMSA Gold Medal

Mar 05, 2015

SME’s David Kanagy receives MMSA Gold Medal

At its annual dinner on Feb. 16 in Denver, the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) presented its 2015 MMSA Gold Medal to David L. Kanagy, executive director for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME). According ...

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Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

Mar 04, 2015

Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

A piece of Minnesota’s mining history has disappeared beneath the waves of Lake Superior. The waterfront landmark in Duluth, a column that was one of several supports for a trestle used to unload sand and gravel barges a century ago, ...

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Telsmith sponsors white paper on permitting

Mar 04, 2015

Telsmith sponsors white paper on permitting

Telsmith, Inc. has announced the availability of an informative white paper it sponsored, which is meant to help aggregate producers navigate the permitting process. According to a company press release, the paper titled “The Permitting Process: Avoiding Pitfalls and Adopting ...

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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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