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Researchers will monitor seismic activity as blasting resumes at Illinois quarry

Mar 02, 2015

As blasting operations resume this spring at the Hanson Material Service quarry near LaGrange, Ill., Northwestern University researchers will be monitoring them. The Chicago Tribune reports that scientists have been recording seismic activity in two locations since last spring, because ...

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Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Mar 02, 2015

Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Miner safety is a top concern for quarries across the nation, not only for their families and loved ones, but for the company they work for and the United States government as well. But that’s not the case everywhere in ...

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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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NSSGA recognizes outstanding grassroots contributions

Feb 26, 2015

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that it plans to recognize four grassroots advocates for their efforts to influence federal policy. The award presentation will take place during the Closing General Session of the NSSGA Annual ...

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IMAA announces 2014 Safety Award recipients

Feb 25, 2015

The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) announced the winners of the 2014 Safety Awards at the Safety Awards Luncheon during the 2015 IMAA Winter Workshops held in Indianapolis in January. More than 100 awards were presented to plants that had ...

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Hamm, Inc. receives reclamation award

Feb 24, 2015

Hamm, Inc. receives reclamation award

During the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in January, Hamm, Inc. of Perry, Kans., was awarded the 2014 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award for reclamation work at its Overbrook Quarry in Osage County. Hamm operated the quarry intermittently for a ...

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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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Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

Feb 23, 2015

Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

On Feb. 3, the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) named Brad Powell, VCNA Prairie, Inc., as the 2014 recipient of its prestigious “Miner of the Year” Award. The award was presented by IMAA Executive Director Robert Jones at the Awards ...

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Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Feb 19, 2015

Aggregate auction signals construction upswing in Las Vegas

Another positive sign that construction is on the upswing comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bureau has announced that it will auction more than 9.5 million tons of sand and gravel from the Lone Mountain Community Pit ...

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Guest Blog: Housing increases more than offset by falling federal spending

Jul 10, 2013

Guest Blog: Housing increases more than offset by falling federal spending

Recent deal activity continued with the same themes we have seen in the last few years — corporate divestitures for balance sheet management and small strategic bolt-on deals by the sector’s major producers. Vulcan Materials and Lafarge S.A. continue to ...

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The Joe Main Agenda and Prospects for MSHA Legislation in 2010

Jan 05, 2010

The Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA) will offer a Webinar on Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. EST to examine the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) agenda under Joe Main, as well as the prospects of MSHA legislation for 2010. ...

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