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Texas voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5 billion in funding for transportation projects

Nov 09, 2015

Texas voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5 billion in funding for transportation projects

Texas voters gave a resounding 'yes' to new transportation funding Tuesday as they passed Proposition 7 with more than 80 percent of the votes. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the new funding from Proposition 7 will give the state more ...

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Thousands of Caterpillar employees take early retirement as cuts continue

Oct 28, 2015

Thousands of Caterpillar employees take early retirement as cuts continue

As Caterpillar begins its extensive workforce cuts around the world, thousands of employees have decided to take an offer of early retirement. Since announcing a cost-cutting plan in September, Caterpillar has laid off hundreds at its East Peoria plant and announced the ...

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Texas town buys quarry land to eventually shut it down and keep the neighborhood quiet

Sep 03, 2015

Texas town buys quarry land to eventually shut it down and keep the neighborhood quiet

A Texas town is fed up with the loud blasting at a nearby quarry, so they've decided to buy the land and shut it down – but not for another eight years. According to the Austin Statesman, the Cedar Park City ...

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An end to aging iron?

Jun 02, 2015

An end to aging iron?

While the recovery of the aggregates market has been much more on pace with the turtle, rather than the hare, operator responses in a number of areas indicate that it is indeed well under way. In late 2014, operators responding ...

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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Manufacturers News: Kubota to relocate U.S. headquarters to Texas; Polydeck receives ISO standardization; Atlas Corpo products offered at two new SoCal locations

May 22, 2015

Manufacturers News: Kubota to relocate U.S. headquarters to Texas; Polydeck receives ISO standardization; Atlas Corpo products offered at two new SoCal locations

Kubota Tractor will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Torrence, California, to Grapevine, Texas, a city located near Fort Worth, the company announced in a joint statement with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, . Kubota President and CEO Masato Yoshikawa said the decision to relocate was ...

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Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Apr 17, 2015

Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Hlavinka Equipment Co., headquartered in East Bernard, Texas, will open a new division, Hlavinka JCB, in Victoria, Texas. The new division will sell new and used JCB agricultural and construction equipment, including skid steers and compact track loaders. Hlavinka JCB ...

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MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

Apr 06, 2015

MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released the final report on an accident that occurred in Midlothian, Texas, on June 17, 2014. A 41-year-old cement truck driver with almost nine years of experience and site-specific hazard awareness training died ...

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Truck spills gravel on Interstate 35 in Round Rock, Texas

Mar 30, 2015

There has been quite a bit of road construction going on in Texas, so drivers expect some road work delays. They don’t, however, expect to find loose gravel on an interstate, but that’s exactly what happened Friday on a stretch ...

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Man dies in silo accident at Texas concrete plant

Feb 19, 2015

Man dies in silo accident at Texas concrete plant

On Feb. 16, a contractor working at a concrete plant in Cobb County, Texas, was killed when he fell into a silo full of sand and gravel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb Fire and Emergency Services received a ...

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Unexpected sand and gravel causes rollover accident

Nov 18, 2014

Unexpected sand and gravel causes rollover accident

  Although the road in the picture looks like a gravel road, it's definitely not supposed to be. According to reports, a belly dump truck littered a massive amount of sand and gravel on Frontage Road in San Angelo, Texas, which ...

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Cement shipments were up slightly in August

Nov 14, 2014

Cement shipments were up slightly in August

The Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2014 were 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), up slightly from the level in August 2013. Shipments for the year through August were 57.3 ...

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