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  • Mine Safety Provisions In Financial Reform

    The financial reform bill that emerged from a House-Senate conference committee meeting contains provisions that mining companies must file safety reports
  • Supreme Court Issues Graniterock Ruling

    On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Granite Rock Company v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters & Teamsters Local 287, confirming a jury verdict against Local 287 and refusing to dismiss the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from the case
  • Hoffa: Repair Infrastructure Over New Building

    Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa called on Congress to stress road and bridge repair and public transit expansion in the next federal highway bill
  • Low-Income Housing Can Fuel Economic Gains

    A new study conducted in New York and commissioned by Local Initiatives Support Corp. and Enterprise Community Partners shows affordable-housing development is an economic stimulus
  • Plan To Mute Commercial Real Estate Drop

    A tax incentive for business owners would avoid the looming commercial real estate loan crisis while creating 1.3 million jobs
  • Msha To Revamp Patter Of Violation Program

    On April 13, following the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 men, Rep. George Miller, chairman of the committee on education and labor, asked the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General to review the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Pattern of Violation Program
  • Army Corps Suspends Nwp 21 In Appalachian Region

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended the use of Nationwide Permit 21 (NWP 21) in the Appalachian region of six states. NWP 21 is used to authorize discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States for surface coal mining activities
  • Fred Weber Receives Safety Awards

    Missouri’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards, Mine and Cave Safety and Health Section and the Southeast Missouri Mine Safety Association presented Fred Weber, Inc., with six safety awards
  • Survey: Multifamily Housing Construction Improves

    The multifamily housing market showed signs of moving back toward stability in the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest National Association of Homebuilder’s Multifamily Market Index
  • Lakes Limestone Trade Up 27% In May

    The Lake Carriers' Association reports that limestone shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million net tons in May, an increase of 47.6% compared with April, and an increase of 27.3% compared to a year ago
  • Health Care Tax Credits For Small Businesses

    Starting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new small business health care tax credit
  • Report Shows Flaws In Sustainability Efforts

    Though many companies lack the structural framework to enable proper director oversight of sustainability programs, they rarely consult outside expertise, according to a report released by The Conference Board
  • Report Shows Flaws In Sustainability Efforts

    Though many companies lack the structural framework to enable proper director oversight of sustainability programs, they rarely consult outside expertise, according to a report released by The Conference Board
  • Arra Money To Build Fire Stations

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that more than $11.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be used for fire station construction grants
  • Builder Confidence Declines In June

    Snapping a string of two consecutive monthly gains, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell back to February levels, before the beginning of the home buyer tax credit-related surge
  • Cat Quarry Expert Assesses The Recovery

    Mike Hinrichsen, Caterpillar’s manager of corporate account services for the quarry and aggregates division, has more than 12 years experience in this industry, a chunk of it spent overseas. Here’s his take on the recession and how its recovery is likely to shake out
  • Artba Wants Rail, Highway Funding Separated

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is calling for a strategic rail plan being prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation should propose dedicated financing mechanisms outside of the highway trust fund
  • Conexpo Russia Opens

    ConExpo Russia ran from June 1 - 5 at the Crocus International Exhibition Center in Moscow
  • Teichert Aggregates Installs Wind Turbine

    Teichert Aggregates installed a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine generator to deliver electricity on site at its sand and gravel operation in western San Joaquin County, located just south of Tracy, California
  • Teichert Aggregates Installs Wind Turbine

    Teichert Aggregates installed a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine generator to deliver electricity on site at its sand and gravel operation in western San Joaquin County, located just south of Tracy, California.
  • Holcim Opens Ste. Genevieve Cement Plant

    Holcim hosted the inaugural celebration of its newest plant located in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., last week
  • Icelandic Volcanic Ash Mitigates Alkali Aggregate Reactions In Concrete

    The Eyjafjallajˆkull volcano in Iceland is most famous for paralyzing international air traffic
  • Icelandic Volcanic Ash Mitigates Alkali Aggregate Reactions In Concrete

    The Eyjafjallajˆkull volcano in Iceland is most famous for paralyzing international air traffic
  • Mid-America Businesses To Grow

    The May Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region advanced for a sixth straight month, pointing to a growing economy in the months ahead, according to the May Business Conditions survey of supply managers in the nine-state region
  • Mid-America Businesses To Grow

    The May Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region advanced for a sixth straight month, pointing to a growing economy in the months ahead, according to the May Business Conditions survey of supply managers in the nine-state region
  • Granite Cfo Resigns

    Granite Construction Senior Vice President and CFO LeAnne M. Stewart is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities
  • Granite Cfo Resigns

    Granite Construction Senior Vice President and CFO LeAnne M. Stewart is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities
  • Staker Parson Among UtahíS Best

    The Utah Best of State Organization recently selected Staker Parson Companies as the 2010 Best of State Medal Winner in the Manufacturing-Mineral Mining/Stone Quarrying category
  • Staker Parson Among UtahíS Best

    The Utah Best of State Organization recently selected Staker Parson Companies as the 2010 Best of State Medal Winner in the Manufacturing-Mineral Mining/Stone Quarrying category
  • Bolivian Dignitary Tours Knife River Operations

    Knife River's Central Minnesota division hosted Bolivian Governor-elect Santos Tito of the Oruro Province, at its Isanti ready-mix plant in mid May
  • Bolivian Dignitary Tours Knife River Operations

    Knife River's Central Minnesota division hosted Bolivian Governor-elect Santos Tito of the Oruro Province, at its Isanti ready-mix plant in mid May
  • Tax Credits Boost April New-Home Sales

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 14.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in April as consumers rushed to beat the deadline for expiring home buyer tax credits, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department
  • Tax Credits Boost April New-Home Sales

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 14.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in April as consumers rushed to beat the deadline for expiring home buyer tax credits, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department
  • House Extends Aviation Act

    The House approved and sent to the Senate the latest in a series of authorization extensions for the Federal Aviation Administration. H.R. 5147, the Airport
  • Are We There Yet?

    In this recession, we are like a family clicking off mile after agonizing mile in the station wagon en route to some promised-land vacation destination.
  • Industry Groups Call For Changes To Climate Bill

    Revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the Senate would be diverted to nontransportation purposes.
  • Granite Construction'S Dorey Retires

    William Dorey, president and CEO of Granite Construction, will retire Aug. 31. He spent 42 years with the company and will serve on the board of directors.
  • Home Builder Confidence Up In May

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a second consecutive month in May, according to the latest National Association
  • U.S. Concrete Restructures Debt

    U.S. Concrete reached an agreement with a substantial majority of its bondholders on the terms of a comprehensive debt restructuring. The proposed plan
  • By The Numbers

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 4 Month 20104 Month 2009% change Nonresidential Building$43,068$52,809-18 Residential
  • Vulcan Settles Illinois Lawsuit

    Vulcan Materials Co. settled a lawsuit filed against it by the state of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT will receive a total
  • Nalc Enters High-Calcium Market

    North American Limestone Corp., through its subsidiary, Ohio River Trading Co., leased a grinding and processing facility for high-calcium carbonate limestone.
  • Announcements

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Orica Senior Vice President Rodney Marchand won
  • Calendar

    Please submit event information to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. JULY 19-23 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decisions Methods Golden,
  • Oberstar Takes Aim At Rail

    The Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture issued a joint report on transportation and its effects on rural communities. The report
  • Arra Adds Transportation Jobs

    At least 311,000 direct, on-project highway and transit jobs have been created or sustained during the first year of the Recovery Act, according to a
  • Bill Could Aid Water Construction Funding

    The National Utility Contractors Association applauds the introduction of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2010 (S. 3262) that would
  • Pca Expects More Cement Consumption

    In its most recent economic forecast, the Portland Cement Association anticipates a 5% increase in consumption in 2010 over 2009 levels. The 3 million
  • Modest Growth Predicted For Asphalt

    World demand for asphalt is forecast to expand 2.1% annually from 2008 to 108 million metric tons in 2013. In the most developed asphalt markets (North
  • Caterpillar Quarry Expert Assesses The Recovery

    Mike Hinrichsen, Caterpillar's manager of corporate account services for the quarry and aggregates division, has more than 12 years experience in this
  • House Extends Aviation Act

    The House approved and sent to the Senate the latest in a series of authorization extensions for the Federal Aviation Administration. H.R. 5147, the Airport
  • Are We There Yet?

    In this recession, we are like a family clicking off mile after agonizing mile in the station wagon en route to some promised-land vacation destination.
  • Industry Groups Call For Changes To Climate Bill

    Revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the Senate would be diverted to nontransportation purposes.
  • Granite Construction'S Dorey Retires

    William Dorey, president and CEO of Granite Construction, will retire Aug. 31. He spent 42 years with the company and will serve on the board of directors.
  • Home Builder Confidence Up In May

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a second consecutive month in May, according to the latest National Association
  • U.S. Concrete Restructures Debt

    U.S. Concrete reached an agreement with a substantial majority of its bondholders on the terms of a comprehensive debt restructuring. The proposed plan
  • By The Numbers

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 4 Month 20104 Month 2009% change Nonresidential Building$43,068$52,809-18 Residential
  • Vulcan Settles Illinois Lawsuit

    Vulcan Materials Co. settled a lawsuit filed against it by the state of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT will receive a total
  • Nalc Enters High-Calcium Market

    North American Limestone Corp., through its subsidiary, Ohio River Trading Co., leased a grinding and processing facility for high-calcium carbonate limestone.
  • Announcements

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Orica Senior Vice President Rodney Marchand won
  • Calendar

    Please submit event information to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. JULY 19-23 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decisions Methods Golden,
  • Oberstar Takes Aim At Rail

    The Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture issued a joint report on transportation and its effects on rural communities. The report
  • Arra Adds Transportation Jobs

    At least 311,000 direct, on-project highway and transit jobs have been created or sustained during the first year of the Recovery Act, according to a
  • Bill Could Aid Water Construction Funding

    The National Utility Contractors Association applauds the introduction of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2010 (S. 3262) that would
  • Pca Expects More Cement Consumption

    In its most recent economic forecast, the Portland Cement Association anticipates a 5% increase in consumption in 2010 over 2009 levels. The 3 million
  • Modest Growth Predicted For Asphalt

    World demand for asphalt is forecast to expand 2.1% annually from 2008 to 108 million metric tons in 2013. In the most developed asphalt markets (North
  • Caterpillar Quarry Expert Assesses The Recovery

    Mike Hinrichsen, Caterpillar's manager of corporate account services for the quarry and aggregates division, has more than 12 years experience in this
  • Crh Appoints Kennedy To Board

    CRH appointed John W. Kennedy, as a non-executive board of director. Kennedy is chairman of Wellstream Holdings plc
  • Vulcan Successfully Closes Common Stock Offering

    Vulcan Materials closed its previously reported public offering of common stock.
  • Martin Marietta Materials Acquires Three Cemex Quarries

    Martin Marietta Materials has acquired three quarries plus the remaining 49% interest in an existing joint venture from Cemex.
  • Kansas Gov Signs Aggregate Bill

    The Kansas Aggregate Producers’ Association reports that Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a sustainability bill
  • Silvi Buys New Jersey Quarry

    The Silvi Group purchased the 1,440-acre Belle Mead quarry from the 3M Company
  • Silvi Buys New Jersey Quarry

    The Silvi Group purchased the 1,440-acre Belle Mead quarry from the 3M Company
  • Nssga And Artba Comment On Oberstar'S Transportation Bill

    Leaders of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association today hailed House Committee on Transportation
  • Nssga And Artba Comment On Oberstar'S Transportation Bill

    Leaders of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association today hailed House Committee on Transportation
  • Nssga Seeks Scholarship Applications

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is accepting applications for its Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship.
  • Nssga Seeks Scholarship Applications

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is accepting applications for its Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship.
  • Cat Ceo Predicts Sales Rebound Within Five Years

    Caterpillar CEO James Owens told shareholders last week he is confident that within five years the construction equipment manufacturer would be able to return to the record-setting revenue level set in 2008 when the company grossed $51.3 billion in revenue
  • Cat Ceo Predicts Sales Rebound Within Five Years

    Caterpillar CEO James Owens told shareholders last week he is confident that within five years the construction equipment manufacturer would be able to return to the record-setting revenue level set in 2008 when the company grossed $51.3 billion in revenue
  • Cat Ceo Predicts Sales Rebound Within Five Years

    Caterpillar CEO James Owens told shareholders last week he is confident that within five years the construction equipment manufacturer would be able to return to the record-setting revenue level set in 2008 when the company grossed $51.3 billion in revenue
  • Cnh Appoints Interim Cfo

    CNH Global, parent company of Case and New Holland, has appointed Steven Bierman as interim CFO effective June 23.Bierman also will retain his position as president of CNH Capital.
  • Cnh Appoints Interim Cfo

    CNH Global, parent company of Case and New Holland, has appointed Steven Bierman as interim CFO effective June 23.Bierman also will retain his position as president of CNH Capital.
  • Cnh Appoints Interim Cfo

    CNH Global, parent company of Case and New Holland, has appointed Steven Bierman as interim CFO effective June 23.Bierman also will retain his position as president of CNH Capital.
  • Indian Company Sees Growth Ahead

    Indian Company Sees Growth AheadIndia Globalization Capital, an infrastructure and materials company in India, says that recent movement in Indian markets are good for the company.
  • Indian Company Sees Growth Ahead

    Indian Company Sees Growth AheadIndia Globalization Capital, an infrastructure and materials company in India, says that recent movement in Indian markets are good for the company.
  • Heidelberg Cuts Indocement Holdings

    Heidelberg Cement progressed further with its disposal program by selling 520.5 million shares it holds in the Indonesian cement producer PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa.
  • Heidelberg Cuts Indocement Holdings

    Heidelberg Cement progressed further with its disposal program by selling 520.5 million shares it holds in the Indonesian cement producer PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa.
  • Obama Nominates Administration Posts

    President Barack Obama will nominate the following individuals for administration posts
  • Obama Nominates Administration Posts

    President Barack Obama will nominate the following individuals for administration posts
  • Obama Nominates Administration Posts

    President Barack Obama will nominate the following individuals for administration posts
  • Metso Obtained Long-Term Funding

    Metso has made a placement of five-year bonds to a group of European investors under Metso's EMTN program.
  • Metso Obtained Long-Term Funding

    Metso has made a placement of five-year bonds to a group of European investors under Metso's EMTN program.
  • Lafarge Sells Quality Pavement Repair To Quikrete

    Lafarge sold its Quality Pavement Repair division to Quikrete. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor
  • Lafarge Sells Quality Pavement Repair To Quikrete

    Lafarge sold its Quality Pavement Repair division to Quikrete. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor
  • Demand For Great Lakes Limestone Weak In May

    With the construction and steel industries mired in recession, demand for limestone on the Great Lakes in May was down
  • Demand For Great Lakes Limestone Weak In May

    With the construction and steel industries mired in recession, demand for limestone on the Great Lakes in May was down
  • Demand For Great Lakes Limestone Weak In May

    With the construction and steel industries mired in recession, demand for limestone on the Great Lakes in May was down
  • Obama Sets Stimulus Targets For Second 100 Days

    During the second 100 days of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Grupo Carmelo Names New President And Ceo

    Puerto Rican aggregate and concrete producer Grupo Carmelo named Edgar Figueroa as president and CEO
  • Grupo Carmelo Names New President And Ceo

    Puerto Rican aggregate and concrete producer Grupo Carmelo named Edgar Figueroa as president and CEO
  • Addressing The Highway Trust Fund

    Addressing the long-term solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and sustaining the gains of the stimulus law should be motivating factors
  • Addressing The Highway Trust Fund

    Addressing the long-term solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and sustaining the gains of the stimulus law should be motivating factors
  • City And Industry Squabble Over Ordinance In Vermont

    Bristol Vermont has prepared a draft to revise a zoning ordinance related to mining
  • City And Industry Squabble Over Ordinance In Vermont

    Bristol Vermont has prepared a draft to revise a zoning ordinance related to mining
  • Perttu Louhiluoto To Lead Metso'S Emea Market Area

    Perttu Louhiluoto has been appointed senior vice president of Metso’s EMEA market
  • Perttu Louhiluoto To Lead Metso'S Emea Market Area

    Perttu Louhiluoto has been appointed senior vice president of Metso’s EMEA market
  • Finland Lime Plant Boost Production

    ABB, a power and automation technology group has increased production increase figures achieved by their Expert Optimizer solution
  • Finland Lime Plant Boost Production

    ABB, a power and automation technology group has increased production increase figures achieved by their Expert Optimizer solution
  • Mack Reaches Union Agreement

    Mack Trucks Inc. employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new 40-month Master Agreement
  • Mack Reaches Union Agreement

    Mack Trucks Inc. employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new 40-month Master Agreement
  • Mack Reaches Union Agreement

    Mack Trucks Inc. employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new 40-month Master Agreement
  • A Hard Road Ahead

    It seems that the issues surrounding and potentially derailing each successive long-term transportation funding bill are more complicated than the last.
  • A Hard Road Ahead

    It seems that the issues surrounding and potentially derailing each successive long-term transportation funding bill are more complicated than the last.
  • Recession Is Not Always A Buyer'S Market

    With mining and processing equipment inventories piling up, this recession would seem to be a buyer’s paradise. But, not so fast, says Martin Burhans, a financial consultant with Heartland Resources. He’s been dealing with heavy-equipment and finance issues for more than 25 years, part of that time working for such companies as Lafarge and Hanson.
  • Recession Is Not Always A Buyer'S Market

    With mining and processing equipment inventories piling up, this recession would seem to be a buyer’s paradise. But, not so fast, says Martin Burhans, a financial consultant with Heartland Resources. He’s been dealing with heavy-equipment and finance issues for more than 25 years, part of that time working for such companies as Lafarge and Hanson.
  • A Hard Road Ahead

    It seems that the issues surrounding and potentially derailing each successive long-term transportation funding bill are more complicated than the last.
  • Recession Is Not Always A Buyer'S Market

    With mining and processing equipment inventories piling up, this recession would seem to be a buyer’s paradise. But, not so fast, says Martin Burhans, a financial consultant with Heartland Resources. He’s been dealing with heavy-equipment and finance issues for more than 25 years, part of that time working for such companies as Lafarge and Hanson.
  • A Hard Road Ahead

    It seems that the issues surrounding and potentially derailing each successive long-term transportation funding bill are more complicated than the last.
  • Recession Is Not Always A Buyer'S Market

    With mining and processing equipment inventories piling up, this recession would seem to be a buyer’s paradise. But, not so fast, says Martin Burhans, a financial consultant with Heartland Resources. He’s been dealing with heavy-equipment and finance issues for more than 25 years, part of that time working for such companies as Lafarge and Hanson.
  • Returned And Recycled

  • Aashto Addressing Traffic Congestion

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President Pete Rahn is very concerned about what he describes as a "cliff ahead" for transportation. In a candid one-on-one interview Rahn assesses the future of transportation and the growing problem of traffic congestion in America.
  • White Nose Syndrome

    The Indiana bat is a federally protected species, and its presence could hinder an operation's production if found near aggregate reserves. Although it looks like it may have more than the mining industry to worry about. Take a look at a recent syndrome that is plaguing the species in this video provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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  • Lafarge Acquires Txi Louisiana Operations

    Lafarge has completed the purchase of the southeastern Louisiana sand and gravel assets of Texas Industries Inc. (TXI). The acquisition consists of four sand and gravel pits, allowing Lafarge to enter the southeastern Louisiana aggregates market.
  • Lafarge Wins Epa Award

    Lafarge’s Aggregates SE business unit, based in Douglasville, Georgia, has been named one of only four winners nationwide of the 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Performance Track award for “environmental achievements above and beyond legal requirements,” and the only winner in the Small Facility award category.
  • Faa Funding Fix Stalled

    The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization remains uncertain, in part due to highway funding issues. Transportation infrastructure advocates
  • Faa Funding Fix Stalled

    The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization remains uncertain, in part due to highway funding issues. Transportation infrastructure advocates
  • Passwords Pose A Problem

    Two years ago, I was coordinating focus groups at the corporate offices of a large bank. Towards the end of the day, I realized I needed more agendas.
  • Complaints And Inspections

    MSHA routinely inspects mines twice a year for active surface mines; four times a year for underground. Additional inspections can be triggered. Triggers
  • Veyance Boosts Prices, Blames Energy Costs

    To help offset rapidly escalating raw material, energy and freight costs, Veyance Technologies, the manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products,
  • Veyance Boosts Prices, Blames Energy Costs

    To help offset rapidly escalating raw material, energy and freight costs, Veyance Technologies, the manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products,
  • Missing The Point On Safety

    Recently, a subcommittee of the West Virginia state senate narrowly shot down an attempt to put teeth into what backers described as a weak miner whistleblower
  • Take Off The Blindfold, Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

    Where did that come from? I didn't expect that! Didn't see that coming! How did that happen? Sound familiar? After an injury caused by an incident, these
  • Dredging Supply Wins Presidential E Award

    Dredging Supply Co., Reserve, La., recently received the Presidential Award for excellence in exporting. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez joined President
  • Dredging Supply Wins Presidential E Award

    Dredging Supply Co., Reserve, La., recently received the Presidential Award for excellence in exporting. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez joined President
  • Midwest Minerals' Sloan Elected Nssga Chairman

    Steve W. Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected 2008 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand &
  • Midwest Minerals' Sloan Elected Nssga Chairman

    Steve W. Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected 2008 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand &
  • Lafarge Purchases Txi Louisiana Assets

    Lafarge has completed the purchase of the southeastern Louisiana sand and gravel assets of Texas Industries Inc. (TXI). The acquisition consists of four
  • Case Sends Equipment To Earthquake Victims

    In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Sichuan Province in central China on May 12, Case Construction Equipment donated a Case 695 four-wheel-drive
  • Metso Opens Research Center In Finland

    Metso Minerals has opened a new research center in Tampere, which is located in southern Finland. The center includes a state-of-the-art test facility
  • California Group Issues Call For Papers

    The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association is requesting proposals for papers related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready-mixed
  • Rockman Program Visits Elementary Schools

    Slusser Brothers, part of the Mid-Atlantic Group of Oldcastle Materials Inc., is partnering with local schools to teach kids about the aggregate industry.
  • Tcc Warns Of Major Highway Funding Cuts

    The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) reports that the Highway Trust Fund is facing a first-ever deficit, falling $3.7 billion short of being
  • Housing Market Index Hits Near-Historic Low

    Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes remained unchanged in March, according to a recent NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index
  • Construction Starts Increase 9% In April

    The value of new construction starts in April climbed 9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $553.5 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction,
  • Lafarge Buys Indian Concrete Plants

    In line with its strategy to develop its aggregates and concrete business in emerging markets, Lafarge recently acquired L&T Concrete, thus adding 66
  • Remembering Bill Huber

    In 2001, when I telephoned Bill Huber about becoming the Rock Products maintenance expert, I told him the column needed to be written for management,
  • Nys Explosives Rules May Change

    The New York State Dept. of Labor may enact legislation to change its present standards for explosives possession, handling, storage and transportation,
  • Nys Explosives Rules May Change

    The New York State Dept. of Labor may enact legislation to change its present standards for explosives possession, handling, storage and transportation,
  • Faa Funding Fix Stalled

    The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization remains uncertain, in part due to highway funding issues. Transportation infrastructure advocates
  • Passwords Pose A Problem

    Two years ago, I was coordinating focus groups at the corporate offices of a large bank. Towards the end of the day, I realized I needed more agendas.
  • Passwords Pose A Problem

    Two years ago, I was coordinating focus groups at the corporate offices of a large bank. Towards the end of the day, I realized I needed more agendas.
  • Complaints And Inspections

    MSHA routinely inspects mines twice a year for active surface mines; four times a year for underground. Additional inspections can be triggered. Triggers
  • Veyance Boosts Prices, Blames Energy Costs

    To help offset rapidly escalating raw material, energy and freight costs, Veyance Technologies, the manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products,
  • Missing The Point On Safety

    Recently, a subcommittee of the West Virginia state senate narrowly shot down an attempt to put teeth into what backers described as a weak miner whistleblower
  • Take Off The Blindfold, Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

    Where did that come from? I didn't expect that! Didn't see that coming! How did that happen? Sound familiar? After an injury caused by an incident, these
  • Dredging Supply Wins Presidential E Award

    Dredging Supply Co., Reserve, La., recently received the Presidential Award for excellence in exporting. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez joined President
  • Midwest Minerals' Sloan Elected Nssga Chairman

    Steve W. Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan., has been elected 2008 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand &
  • Lafarge Purchases Txi Louisiana Assets

    Lafarge has completed the purchase of the southeastern Louisiana sand and gravel assets of Texas Industries Inc. (TXI). The acquisition consists of four
  • Case Sends Equipment To Earthquake Victims

    In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Sichuan Province in central China on May 12, Case Construction Equipment donated a Case 695 four-wheel-drive
  • Metso Opens Research Center In Finland

    Metso Minerals has opened a new research center in Tampere, which is located in southern Finland. The center includes a state-of-the-art test facility
  • California Group Issues Call For Papers

    The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association is requesting proposals for papers related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready-mixed
  • Rockman Program Visits Elementary Schools

    Slusser Brothers, part of the Mid-Atlantic Group of Oldcastle Materials Inc., is partnering with local schools to teach kids about the aggregate industry.
  • Tcc Warns Of Major Highway Funding Cuts

    The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) reports that the Highway Trust Fund is facing a first-ever deficit, falling $3.7 billion short of being
  • Housing Market Index Hits Near-Historic Low

    Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes remained unchanged in March, according to a recent NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index
  • Construction Starts Increase 9% In April

    The value of new construction starts in April climbed 9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $553.5 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction,
  • Lafarge Buys Indian Concrete Plants

    In line with its strategy to develop its aggregates and concrete business in emerging markets, Lafarge recently acquired L&T Concrete, thus adding 66
  • Remembering Bill Huber

    In 2001, when I telephoned Bill Huber about becoming the Rock Products maintenance expert, I told him the column needed to be written for management,
  • Nys Explosives Rules May Change

    The New York State Dept. of Labor may enact legislation to change its present standards for explosives possession, handling, storage and transportation,