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Diesel resumes price tumble, hasn’t...

- Sep 16, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Sept. 15, according to ...

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MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

MSHA extends comment period on proposed...

- Sep 15, 2014

On Sept. 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that on Sept. 16 it would publish a notice ...

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Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

- Sep 15, 2014

Police have arrested a man in Beaufort County, N.C., after he allegedly stole a Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment from his ...

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PHOTOS: Rare prehistoric mammoth found at sand and gravel pit

PHOTOS: Rare prehistoric mammoth found at...

- Sep 15, 2014

  You never know what you're going to find when you start digging! That was certainly true for Wayne McEwen, who ...

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How to protect workers from hearing Loss

How to protect workers from hearing Loss

- Sep 12, 2014

Different levels of noise are all around crewmembers every day on jobsites. However, whenever workers are exposed to some of those ...

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Tales from a 1922 sand and gravel convention

Tales from a 1922 sand and gravel convention

- Sep 12, 2014

My household is obsessed with Google Ngram Viewer, an online graphing tool inspired by a program called Bookworm, that was ...

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27-year-old killed at limestone mine

27-year-old killed at limestone mine

- Sep 12, 2014

  The Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA) released details about an accident that took the life of a 27-year-old contract ...

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Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Construction industry extends employment...

- Sep 11, 2014

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of ...

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Jason Andringa named next Vermeer President & CEO

Jason Andringa named next Vermeer President...

- Sep 11, 2014

Vermeer Corporation has announced family succession plans that will leave third-generation family member, Jason Andringa, in charge of the company. ...

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Copper thieves strike Texas Sand & Gravel

Copper thieves strike Texas Sand & Gravel

- Sep 10, 2014

Texas Sand and Gravel has suffered a blow to its operation thanks to thieves who damaged property and stole copper ...

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