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Top 5 Compact Excavator Maintenance Issues

Top 5 Compact Excavator Maintenance Issues

- Aug 08, 2014

Don’t let their smaller size fool you: Compact excavators require the same amount of maintenance as their larger counterparts. Without the ...

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Quarry meteorite may hold key to life’s beginnings

Quarry meteorite may hold key to life’s...

- Aug 07, 2014

You never know what you’re going to stumble upon during a day at the quarry. In Sweden, workers discovered a ...

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Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack...

- Aug 07, 2014

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), ...

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Warning: Fredericksburg quarry ‘a deadly place’ (VIDEO)

Warning: Fredericksburg quarry ‘a...

- Aug 06, 2014

Several days ago Aggregates Manager sent out a safety alert after a young man drowned at an abandoned Fredericksburg rock quarry. ...

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MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment operators?

MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy...

- Aug 06, 2014

Many people assume that operating heavy construction equipment is a man’s job. After all, these are big, powerful machines. Grease ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

- Aug 05, 2014

The number of mining deaths in the United States is on the rise, according to a new report released by U.S. ...

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Miner’s discrimination complaints:  What’s an operator to do?

Miner’s discrimination complaints: ...

- Aug 05, 2014

This article has been contributed by Max L. Corley, III. Mine operators across the United States are facing an unprecedented number ...

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Stony Point Rock Quarry’s secret to energy cutting costs [PHOTOS]

Stony Point Rock Quarry’s secret to energy...

- Aug 04, 2014

When Stony Rock Quarry saw its power bill skyrocket from $13,000 in April 2012 to $24,000 in May 2012, company ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could...

- Aug 01, 2014

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes ...

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NSSGA taps Capitol Hill vet as VP of communications

NSSGA taps Capitol Hill vet as VP of...

- Jul 31, 2014

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) new vice president of communications, Bailey Wood, joins the association with plenty ...

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