March 2008 – AggBeat
Ohio-based Shelly Co. employees became involved with Habitat for Humanity in the fall of last year after the company’s president Dan Montgomery suggested that Shelly get involved in the organization as a way for it to contribute back to the Columbus, Ohio, market, in which it has several asphalt and aggregates operations.
The company not only made an undisclosed substantial financial contribution, but its employees helped to build a house in Columbus for a family of five. Plant workers, company executives, and supervisors worked together to do the framing, roofing, siding, and hanging of drywall on the two-story house.
Pioneer Concrete Donates Trees for Beautification Effort
Dover, Del.-based Pioneer Concrete, partnered with the city’s Park and Recreation Department to plant trees at the local Silver Lake Park. The ready-mix concrete supplier donated the trees and its help as part of the company’s beautification efforts to give back to the local community, according to a written statement from Pioneer.
When the trees are fully grown, they will provide shade to a nearby playground. This isn’t the first of Pioneer’s efforts to reach out to the local community. The company has been working with representatives from several cities, including Dover, to find ways to participate in downtown development and beautification projects.
“This park beautification project was an opportunity for us to be involved in community development and provide a better play area for local children and their families,” says Michael Petrillo, general manager of Pioneer Concrete, in a press release from the company.
ATF Issues New Ruling for Explosives Inventory Records
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued ruling 2001-1 granting approval “in specified cases” to the use of computerized records to meet the requirements of 27 CFR 555, Subpart G, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association reports.
This section of the regulation permitted only records in paper form prior to this ruling. The new ruling allows the use of computerized records, but it does so with conditions that are designed to ensure that the record is permanent and can not be revised or changed at a later date, according to the report.
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