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SNEAK PEEK from November AggMan: Aggregates for ‘Energy Freedom?’

Oct 16, 2012

SNEAK PEEK from November AggMan: Aggregates for ‘Energy Freedom?’

This is a sneak peek from the "AggBeat" news section of the November 2012 issue of Aggregates Manager. Shale may be the game changer to give the United States ‘energy independence,’ but it faces pushback from environmentalists. Oil and natural gas for ...

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The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

Oct 08, 2012

The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

The U.S. Department of Labor's latest employment report is out. For some key industry sectors, it's good news -- but not for construction. This is not news we want to hear, but I certainly think it's going to fuel the fire ...

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Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

Sep 07, 2012

Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

There has been much ado about the Tier 4 final regulations that are coming down the pike and what it is going to mean for the used construction equipment market.  With Tier 4 interim standards currently in effect, there are ...

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Astec’s president steps down but remains as CEO

Aug 31, 2012

Astec Industries Inc.’s President Dr. J. Don Brock has stepped down as president of the company, but he will remain as chief executive officer. Along with Brock’s resignation are the promotions of W. Norman Smith as president and chief operating officer; ...

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SNEAK PEEK: EPA may delay emissions rules for two years

Aug 01, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may give operations a reprieve with its proposed amendments to air quality rules that the agency set in 2010 to regulate cement manufacturing. EPA proposed in late June delaying implementation of the rules of the ...

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Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

Aug 01, 2012

Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com     After three years and nine extensions, the House and Senate both pass a 27-month, $105 billion surface transportation bill. Now the clock is ...

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MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments, due July 12

Jul 11, 2012

MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments, due July 12

A project by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to elicit input from workers in mining workplaces is underway, and the agency has solicited comment on the initiative, as well as on a 50-plus question survey that some may ...

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MINExpo 2012 show drawing exhibitors, attendees in record numbers

Jul 02, 2012

One of the more important shows for Aggregates Manager, MINExpo, is heading toward record numbers of exhibitors and attendees during a year when the aggregates market is showing modest gains. Exhibit space reserved for MINExpo International 2012 on Sept. 24-26, 2012 ...

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MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments

Jul 02, 2012

MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) project to elicit input from workers in mining workplaces is underway, and the agency has solicited comment on the initiative, as well as on a 50-plus question survey that some may find controversial. The ...

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Tips for properly removing equipment from winter storage

Jun 19, 2012

In Takeuchi's quarterly newsletter for this Summer, the company's National Warranty Manager Gary Bryan offers some helpful steps to take before it comes time to  turn the ignition key after a piece of equipment's winter slumber. "The bottom line is this: ...

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SNEAK PEEK: Treading water with another short-term highway bill extension

Apr 17, 2012

Just two days before the latest extension of the current highway bill — Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) — was set to expire, the House and Senate on March 29 approved a 90-day ...

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Mica: I will introduce short-term extension through June 30

Mar 21, 2012

Mica: I will introduce short-term extension through June 30

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) said the lower chamber will pass a short-term extension of the current funding bill for road and transit projects, which will be the ninth short-term extension of legislation ...

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