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NSSGA names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

NSSGA names Safety and Health Professional of...

- Jan 13, 2015

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association has named Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground, as its 2014 James M. Christie Safety ...

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Diesel falls another 8.4 cents, lowest since Nov. 2010

Diesel falls another 8.4 cents, lowest since...

- Jan 13, 2015

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 8.4 cents in the week ended Jan. 12 ...

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Komatsu launches PC290LC-11 long-arm hydraulic excavator

Komatsu launches PC290LC-11 long-arm...

- Jan 13, 2015

Komatsu has introduced an update to its PC290LC long-arm hydraulic excavator. The new PC290LC-11 replaces the -10 model, is outfitted ...

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Experienced truck driver killed at cement operation

Experienced truck driver killed at cement...

- Jan 12, 2015

  A contract truck driver with 11-years of experience has been killed at a cement operation. The 66-year-old was inside a loading rack closing ...

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Caterpillar to lay off 240 workers at Illinois mining plants

Caterpillar to lay off 240 workers at...

- Jan 12, 2015

Caterpillar will lay off 240 workers across two of its Illinois plants as the company continues to cope with a ...

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John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks...

- Jan 12, 2015

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really ...

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John Deere’s 244K and 324K compact wheel loaders

John Deere’s 244K and 324K compact wheel...

- Jan 09, 2015

John Deere’s newest compact machines, the 244K and 324K compact wheel loaders, deliver features specifically requested by the company’s customers, ...

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Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December,...

- Jan 09, 2015

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...

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Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

- Jan 09, 2015

In 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 24 fatalities occurred at metal/non-metal mines; the highest number ...

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Gravel mine in Minnesota to operate 24/7

Gravel mine in Minnesota to operate 24/7

- Jan 08, 2015

  Dakota Aggregates has received permission to run its UMore Park operation in Rosemount, Minnesota, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, due ...

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