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Aggregates included in bill to make domestic mine permitting easier

Aug 11, 2015

Aggregates included in bill to make domestic mine permitting easier

  A bill that would make it easier to get a permit for a domestic mine, including aggregate mines, was passed by a U.S. House of Representatives committee in July. The National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2015, or H.R. 1937, ...

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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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Action Supply receives approval to nearly double the depth of its sand mining

May 05, 2015

Action Supply receives approval to nearly double the depth of its sand mining

The Upper Township Planning Board voted unanimously to allow Action Supply in Seaville, N.J., to increase the total depth of sand mining from 65 feet to 125 feet, allowing the mine to operate for the next 30 years, the Shore ...

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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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Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

May 01, 2015

Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

Graniterock announced that its historic steam engine No. 10 is back on track at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. According to a company news release, the oil-fired steam engine was built for the United States Army by the ...

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MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry

Apr 16, 2015

MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Fatality Review Committee has determined that two metal/non-metal fatalities from 2014 and one from 2010 should be charged to the mining industry. The three incidents include the following: On Nov. 17, 2014, Robert Arnold ...

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Hard hat dispute between Amish miners and MSHA

Apr 07, 2015

Hard hat dispute between Amish miners and MSHA

In a dispute that pits religious freedom against workplace safety, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) is pushing the Department of Labor to review its policy that requires all employees to wear hard hats at mining sites to protect them from head ...

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Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey elects Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu as new president

Apr 06, 2015

Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu has been elected new president of the Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey (AGUB). According to an AGUB press release, Ustaoğlu took over the position during the association’s 13th General Meeting held in Istanbul on March 28. Ustaoğlu graduated ...

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MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Apr 01, 2015

MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Though the following accident occurred at a copper mine, it provides an opportunity for all metal/non-metal operations to discuss truck and mobile equipment operation safety, as well as review Best Practices to avoid such an incident. On Dec. 18, 2014, a ...

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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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Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Feb 20, 2015

Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Seventy-five people representing nearly 50 distributors worldwide attended Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens’ inaugural Global Distributor Conference held in Ireland Jan. 12-15. The program included three days of keynote sessions and workshops at the Slieve Russell hotel. The final ...

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