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Sands mine in a dispute with Wisconsin city over drone use

May 29, 2015

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A crashed drone landing at a Wisconsin sand mine has garnered charges for the town clerk and the drone pilot, and has the mine owners calling for more charges. Cooks Valley Town Clerk Victoria Trinko asked a man named Henry Boschen ...

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Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

May 28, 2015

Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

  Just as the federal government patches the national transportation fund, Vermont’s governor signed into law a bill to send hundreds of millions to transportation funding. The Vermont Business Journal reported that Governor Peter Shumlin had the backdrop of a new bridge ...

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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Higher volumes in the U.S., Mexico lead Cemex to sales increase

May 20, 2015

Higher volumes in the U.S., Mexico lead Cemex to sales increase

Cemex announced that it had a 7 percent bump in sales during the first quarter due in part to higher volumes moving in America and Mexico. Cemex's net sales hit $3.4 billion during the first quarter, and the company's EBITDA increased ...

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The Labor Department is auditing MSHA for allegedly failing to collect penalty fines

May 19, 2015

The Labor Department is auditing MSHA for allegedly failing to collect penalty fines

  The Mine Safety and Health Administration may have failed to collect millions of dollars in mine safety penalties. And it’s garnered the attention of the inspector general of the Labor Department. NPR reports that the inspector general, Scott Dahl, has launched ...

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Vulcan Materials reports growth in first quarter

May 11, 2015

Vulcan Materials reports growth in first quarter

  Vulcan Materials saw gross profit balloon 128 percent in the first quarter of the year, as the company reported growth across the board. The Birmingham-based aggregate producer had a total gross profit in the first quarter of 2015 at $78 million. ...

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Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

May 11, 2015

Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

Highbank Resources Ltd. loaded its first shipment of aggregates at its new barge-loading facility in British Columbia and delivered it to the Port of Prince Rupert. Helenic Shipping News reports that Highbank Director Jim Place, P. Geo., boarded the 100-foot ...

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U.S. Lime and Minerals reports a 18% revenue drop in the first quarter

May 07, 2015

U.S. Lime and Minerals reports a 18% revenue drop in the first quarter

United States Lime and Minerals saw an 18 percent decrease in revenue during the first quarter of 2015, according to the company’s first quarter results. Revenues decreased from $36.7 million in the 2014 first quarter to $30.1 million this year, the ...

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FTC approves Holcim-Lafarge merger after companies agree to divest assets

May 05, 2015

FTC approves Holcim-Lafarge merger after companies agree to divest assets

The massive merger of Holcim and Lafarge got the go-ahead from the Federal Trade Commission Monday, but not before the two cement giants had to agree to divest several assets in North America. The FTC announced that the merger would harm competition ...

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Cemex sues Florida county over sand mine denial

May 05, 2015

Cemex sues Florida county over sand mine denial

Cemex Construction Materials is determined to build a new sand mine on a 1,000-plus acre plot of land in Lake County, Florida, despite the County Commission turning down the aggregate company’s application. The South Lake Press reported that Cemex and the owner of ...

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Holcim reports net income increase in the first quarter

May 05, 2015

Holcim reports net income increase in the first quarter

Holcim Ltd. reported a net income increase of 111.8 percent in the first quarter despite a decrease in sales. The Holcim quarterly report released April 30 said net income increased to more than $405 million in the first quarter. Holcim CEO Bernard ...

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Women In Mining selects new officers

May 04, 2015

Women In Mining announced recently the 2015-2016 officers for the WIM National Organization and WIM Education Foundation. The the officers selected for the National Organization include President Darlene Bray of the California Chapter, Vice President Gina of the California Chapter, Treasure ...

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