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Rogers Group’s Mitchell Quarry hosts students and rock hounds who love to study and collect rocks

Mar 27, 2015

Rogers Group’s Mitchell Quarry hosts students and rock hounds who love to study and collect rocks

Every year, Rogers Group, Inc.'s Mitchell Quarry hosts a couple of groups that love rocks and want to see them in their natural state. What better place to do that than in a quarry? On March 7, 16 members of Indiana ...

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Thursday’s AGG1 Academy pick – TH55: Why are My Neighbors Complaining about Blasting and What Can I Do about It?

Mar 18, 2015

Thursday’s AGG1 Academy pick – TH55: Why are My Neighbors Complaining about Blasting and What Can I Do about It?

Presenter: Doug Rudenko, Vibra-Tech Engineers At most mining operations, blast vibration levels are kept well below established criteria, yet compliance with the regulations does not always solve the conflicts arising from blasting operations. Mine operators often resort to random changes in ...

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Wednesday’s AGG1 Academy pick – W57: Attracting Young People into the Industry – Demographics are Against Us!

Mar 17, 2015

Wednesday’s AGG1 Academy pick – W57: Attracting Young People into the Industry – Demographics are Against Us!

Presenters: Phil James, Colin Jenkins, and Julian Smallshaw, Institute of Quarrying The industry has an aging workforce. We need to attract young people into the aggregates sector. Using our proven knowledge of running a successful apprenticeship program, we will demonstrate how ...

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Cemex USA operations recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council

Mar 16, 2015

Cemex USA operations recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council

Cemex USA has announced that nine of its sites in Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia received certifications through two Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) programs, Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work. The WHC builds partnerships with corporations and conservation ...

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Cemex USA operations recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council

Mar 09, 2015

Cemex USA operations recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council

Cemex USA has announced that nine of its sites in Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia received certifications through two Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) programs, Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work. The WHC builds partnerships with corporations and conservation ...

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NSSGA promotes Young Leaders conference

Feb 27, 2015

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is inviting all aggregates industry professionals 40 years of age and younger to attend its Young Leaders (YL) conference being held April 29 – May 2 in Fort Lauderdale. The NSSGA says ...

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30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

Feb 26, 2015

30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

#attachment_39670 { margin-bottom:15px; } Gretchen Curtis from the Lakeside Heritage Society in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, recently visited with a class of 30 fourth-grade students at Danbury Elementary School, the Port Clinton News Herald reports. Curtis reviewed the 100-year history of limestone ...

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2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Feb 23, 2015

2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May, when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining. So with spring right around the corner ...

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Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Feb 06, 2015

Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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Make plans to attend AGG1

Feb 03, 2015

Make plans  to attend AGG1

It’s time to finalize your plans to attend the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, which is, once again, co-located with the World of Asphalt. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, through Thursday, March 19, at the Baltimore Convention ...

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MSHA awards $1 million in safety grants

Sep 30, 2014

MSHA awards $1 million in safety grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded $1 million through its Brookwood-Sago grants program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry. The money will be used to develop and implement training and ...

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ConExpo-Con/Agg offers aggregates educational opportunities

Oct 31, 2013

ConExpo-Con/Agg offers aggregates educational opportunities

Make plans to include a little professional development while attending ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. From March 4-7, aggregates managers can view new products and technologies at 2,400 exhibits while also picking up best practices that specifically target aggregates operations. Prices for the educational sessions ...

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