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Data Mining April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Data Mining April 2011

Aggregate shipments show modest increases By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter continues at a slow pace. The themes of balance sheet management, investment in emerging markets, and challenges in meeting the gap between buyer and seller ...

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Cover Your Tracks

Feb 01, 2011

Cover Your Tracks

Operating and maintenance techniques can extend undercarriage life. By Tom Nenne Steel tracks are designed to perform in tough underfoot conditions, but long hours in wet, muddy, slippery, rocky, or abrasive materials can translate into rapid wear and high repair costs. The ...

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Polaris Minerals Q2 results = $4.72 million

Aug 09, 2010

Canada-based Polaris Minerals Corp. on Aug. 9 reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. (Note: All financial results are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.) Sales in the second quarter of 2010 were 344,000 tons generating revenue of ...

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MSHA criticized for poorly training inspectors

May 05, 2010

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration received harsh criticism from the U.S. Department of Labor's inspector general for failure to properly train 56 percent of journeyman (vs. new) inspectors. The report, released the week of March 29,  shows that - ...

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Valley Rubber acquires Rockland International

Mar 23, 2010

Valley Rubber announced on March 11 the purchase of Minden, Nev.-based Rockland International of Minden, Nev., a provider of material delivery solutions for the mining, aggregate, quarry and cement industries. “We are excited about the advanced level of engineering competence Rockland ...

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Major Wire hires Richard Bell as national accounts manager

Mar 01, 2010

Richard Bell has re-joined Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited, a screen media manufacturer, as its national accounts manager. Bell is in charge of progressing current national accounts and creating new agreements that mutually benefit both parties in North America and globally. This ...

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McLanahan Corp. purchases Polymer Operation

Feb 25, 2010

In January of 2009, McLanahan Corporation purchased an existing urethane operation in Florida.  The company primarily produced abrasion resistant mining components for the Southeast region of the United States.  As a result of this purchase, the Polymer Division was created.  Investment ...

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Marietta Marietta posts loss in Q4 2009 but ‘has navigated the most difficult time since the Great Depression’

Feb 25, 2010

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2009, and provided a preliminary outlook for 2010. According to the company, notable items in its fourth-quarter 2009 earnings statement were the following: For the quarter: Net ...

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Proposed changes to fee structure, land-use for mineral exploration and mining

Feb 22, 2010

There have been proposed changes to the fee structure for leasing state land for the purpose of mineral exploration and mining, including aggregates. For a downloadable PDF of the fee structure, click here. For a downloadable PDF of the land-use fee ...

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Rick Feltes wins NSSGA’s 2009 Wendt Memorial Commitment Award

Feb 17, 2010

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) on Feb. 17 named Richard J. (Rick) Feltes, Lafarge, AC&A Division, Eastern U.S., Elburn, Ill., as recipient of the 13th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award for his dedication to the ...

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MSHA gives Fisher Sand & Gravel three safety awards

Jan 27, 2010

Fisher Sand & Gravel Company, based out of Dickinson, N.D., with operations throughout the western U.S., was recently recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, Rocky Mountain District, with three awards for outstanding safety achievements ...

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