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LafargeHolcim is considering selling Lafarge India

Feb 10, 2016

LafargeHolcim is considering selling Lafarge India

LafargeHolcim has announced earlier this month that it is considering divesting its interest in Lafarge India. According to Market Watch, the world's largest cement company might be getting a bit smaller if it follows through with plans to sell it's much ...

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Miner seriously injured after articulated haul truck overturned

Feb 09, 2016

Miner seriously injured after articulated haul truck overturned

A miner at at a surface limestone mine suffered serious injuries after the articulated haul truck he was operating overturned. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said that the miner was likely still alive today because he was wearing his seat ...

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NSSGA hosting tele-town hall Thursday about aggregates industry

Feb 08, 2016

NSSGA hosting tele-town hall Thursday about aggregates industry

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association wants to have a conversation about the aggregates industry, and its inviting the stakeholders to take part. The NSSGA is hosting a Tele-Town Hall Thursday at 1 p.m. (EST) in order for anyone to call ...

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Rock and Bowl: Graniterock helps make the Super Bowl a success

Feb 07, 2016

Rock and Bowl: Graniterock helps make the Super Bowl a success

The Broncos and the Panthers might have been battling out on the field, but Graniterock was the aggregate industry's Super Bowl MVP. Hundreds of millions of eyes were locked on their TVs Sunday night for Super Bowl 50, and the most watched American ...

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NSSGA’s new interactive map shows aggregate production in each state

Jan 27, 2016

NSSGA’s new interactive map shows aggregate production in each state

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association has created a new interactive map that lets you take a look at how much aggregates each state is producing. The map not only gives production numbers, it also shows how many mines and how ...

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Eagle Materials president and CEO set to retire

Jan 26, 2016

Eagle Materials president and CEO set to retire

Eagle Materials president and CEO Steve Rowley has announced that he is retiring at the end of the company's fiscal year on March 31. According to a press release from the company, Rowley will leave the company after 25 years and ...

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American Concrete Institute promotes new managing director

Jan 14, 2016

The American Concrete Institute has a new managing director. The organization announced in a press release that long-time employee Christopher J. Darnell had been promoted to become the new managing director and focus his efforts on improving member and customer experience by ...

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MDU Resources names new VP of human resources

Jan 11, 2016

MDU Resources names new VP of human resources

MDU Resources Group has named long-time employee Anne M. Jones as the new vice president of human resources. MDU said in a press release that Jones had replaced Mark Del Vecchio, who left the company in October 2015. Jones will have an ...

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New space drill being tested at California rock quarry

Jan 11, 2016

New space drill being tested at California rock quarry

A new drill is expected to go from the rocks of a California quarry to the fourth rock from the sun.   Arizona Public Media reported that a gypsum quarry near the Salton Sea is the testing site for the new Planetary Deep Drill. ...

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Vulcan chairman steps down from Board of Directors, CEO Hill to take over

Dec 15, 2015

Vulcan chairman steps down from Board of Directors, CEO Hill to take over

After nearly two decades leading the largest aggregate supplier in America, Donald James will step down as the non-executive chairman of the Vulcan Materials' Board of Directors. Vulcan Materials announced that current company president and CEO J. Thomas Hill will take over ...

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United States celebrates miners with National Miners Day (VIDEO)

Dec 08, 2015

United States celebrates miners with National Miners Day (VIDEO)

Mining in some form or another has been apart of America's culture since before the country even technically existed. Countless men and women have lost their lives harvesting resources to build the world. And many of the 366,000 miners who ...

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Drill rig operator freed after machine nearly rolls off cliff in Australia quarry (VIDEO)

Nov 18, 2015

Drill rig operator freed after machine nearly rolls off cliff in Australia quarry (VIDEO)

A drill rig operator at an Australian quarry found himself teetering on the edge of a cliff this week after his rig rolled onto its side. The Brisbane Times reported that the man was freed after nearly two hours inside the ...

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