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VULCAN INCREASES OPERATIONAL FOOTPRINT IN TEXAS

Vulcan Materials Company announced Aug. 18 that it has acquired aggregates operations that enhance its ability to serve customers in the greater Dallas market. The company has completed the acquisition of one quarry in southern Oklahoma with rail distribution capabilities into Texas and two distribution yards in the Dallas area from Martin Marietta Materials. Tom…

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Posted 8/20/14 at 5:18 PM

NSSGA SUBMITS COMMENTS ON SILICA RULEMAKING

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association filed its latest set of comments Aug. 15 with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the agency’s proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. NSSGA comments can be found here. OSHA’s proposal is important to aggregates producers because some operations are under OSHA jurisdiction;…

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Posted 8/19/14 at 7:56 PM

“DRIVING IT HOME 2014″ KICKS INTO GEAR!

Members of Congress will be home for three more weeks on their summer recess. Schedule time to meet with your members of Congress NOW! “Driving It Home 2014” continued strong in its second week of activities. Oldcastle Materials is scheduling a facility visit with Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) at their Shelly Company subsidiary’s Marietta, Ohio,…

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Posted 8/13/14 at 9:23 PM

AP POLL: AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT THRILLED WITH IDEAS TO PAY FOR HIGHWAYS

A recently released Associated Press-GfK poll finds that 62 percent of Americans think the economic benefits of a good surface transportation infrastructure outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but nearly the same percentage oppose raising federal gasoline taxes to actually pay for new roads and bridges. Those surveyed were given four options for raising additional revenue…

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Posted 8/13/14 at 9:22 PM

CORPS WEBINARS WILL TAKE COMMENTS ON WRRDA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will hold a series of webinars to take public comments on how to implement changes in its navigation and flood control construction programs that were mandated in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The four webinars are scheduled for Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept….

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Posted 8/13/14 at 9:20 PM

NSSGA’S SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS PROGRAM KICKOFF SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 3

When NSSGA’s call for entries goes out on Sept. 3, be ready to take the time to showcase the excellence your site has attained in our Environmental and Community Relations Gold Award categories and/or proclaim the outstanding safety record that your mine site has achieved via the Safety Excellence Awards. Entering the awards program is…

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Posted 8/13/14 at 9:16 PM

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