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Brooklyn man embezzles $1.1 million from Connecticut aggregate company

Apr 08, 2015

A 51-year-old Connecticut man is accused of embezzling more than $1.1 million from his former employer, Kobyluck LLC. The Bulletin reports that Todd Francis was arrested Monday, March 30, for first-degree larceny, appearing that same day in New London Superior ...

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Graniterock recognizes Santa Cruz Public Works Department with Award of Excellence at Pavement Expo

Apr 08, 2015

Graniterock recognized the Santa Cruz Public Works Department with an Award of Excellence plaque at the annual Pavement Expo Thursday, April 2, 2015, which took place at the Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas. A company press release notes that ...

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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 fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

Apr 02, 2015

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatalgram with details about a fatal accident that occurred on March 17, 2015, at a dredging operation. A 44-year-old haul truck driver with four days of experience was injured while ...

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Danny R. Shepherd retires from Vulcan Materials Co.

Apr 02, 2015

Vulcan Materials Co. has announced the retirement of Vice Chairman Danny R. Shepherd, effective April 1, 2015. According to a company press release, Shepherd joined Vulcan Materials in 1973, after graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in management. He ...

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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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The Silvi Group acquires three concrete plants from R.E. Pierson Materials

Apr 01, 2015

The Silvi Group purchased three concrete manufacturing facilities located in Lumberton, Winslow, and Logan Townships in New Jersey. from R.E. Pierson Materials. The Lumberton Township plant, purchased Dec. 16, 2014, will operate as Silvi Concrete of Mt. Holly. The Winslow ...

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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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Manufacturer news – Eriez promotes Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology; GIW Industries named 2014 Company of the Year in Manufacturing; Baldor Electric debuts new website

Mar 27, 2015

Manufacturer news – Eriez promotes Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology; GIW Industries named 2014 Company of the Year in Manufacturing; Baldor Electric debuts new website

Eriez recently promoted Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology. In his new position, Mankosa’s responsibilities will include guiding the focus of product technology, leading the collaboration of technical expertise, and directing the development of technology solutions to enhance the ...

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Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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Wisconsin sand hauling company to lay off workers due to decreased frac sand demand

Mar 25, 2015

Wisconsin sand hauling company to lay off workers due to decreased frac sand demand

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that Chippewa Sand Transport, a Chippewa Falls-based sand hauling company, will lay off 55 hourly workers for an unknown period of time, beginning May 18, LacrosseTribune.com reports. In a letter to ...

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