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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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Northern White Sand considers building a rail unloading facility in Carlsbad

Mar 24, 2015

Northern White Sand considers building a rail unloading facility in Carlsbad

Northern White Sand, an Eagle Materials company, is doing a feasibility study to see if it should build a sand unloading station in Carlsbad, N.M. Bakken.com reports that the company is currently expanding operations to serve several shale customers, and ...

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Ohio construction worker struck by alleged drunk driver

Mar 09, 2015

A 48-year-old construction worker, Bobby Joe Smith, was severely injured when he was hit by Amanda Brown, the 26-year-old granddaughter of Vulcan Materials executive Glenn Ireland. Al.com reports that the crash occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. ...

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MSHA releases focuses on RTLB, releases web tool

Mar 03, 2015

The new RTLB calculator will allow operators to see how their citations in this category benchmark nationally.

Last week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held a conference call with stakeholders to walk them through two new online tools it has released to allow operators and inspectors to track violations of standards it has identified as ...

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Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry recognized for healthy living

Mar 02, 2015

Lafarge North America has announced that its Presque Isle Quarry was awarded the 2015 Alpena Regional Medical Center’s Health Leadership Award during the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in February. The health leadership award recognizes businesses that promote ...

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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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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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Product of the Week: Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot 300 RF blasting system

Feb 21, 2015

Product of the Week: Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot 300 RF blasting system

Dyno Nobel and its joint venture partner, DetNet, offer the new DigiShot 300 RF system, which is designed to improve safety of blasting operations. The system is designed for single box firing with the capability of firing up to 450 ...

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CalCIMA presents 2014 safety and member awards

Feb 18, 2015

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) recently presented its 2014 safety and member recognition awards to companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry. “The safety awards recognize both the combined efforts ...

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Lafarge’s Spy Hill Plant produces material for growing Calgary market

Feb 16, 2015

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregates operations around Calgary, including five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and its flagship operation at Spy Hill. The 640-acre property has a large fixed plant and several mobile ...

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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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