Hyundai Adds Fuller as Senior Product Manager

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA) recently welcomed Mike Fuller back to the Product Marketing Team. He will be responsible for product training with its dealers with a focus on excavators.  He will work with Senior Product Specialist for Wheel Loaders Chad Parker to provide sales training and materials for the company’s dealers across the country. “We are delighted to…

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Liebherr Loaders Quipped with Assistance Systems

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Liebherr presented four new wheel loaders to the market. These include an L 566 XPower, which is equipped with numerous new assistance systems. These include active personnel detection, adaptive working lighting, the integrated tire-pressure monitoring system and a weighing system with Truck Payload Assist. The L 566 XPower also has new joystick steering for wheel loaders. The largest Liebherr wheel…

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USGS Publication Notes Average Sand and Gravel Price

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Aug. 27, 2020 – The U.S. Geological Survey just released its 2017 Minerals Yearbook chapter for construction sand and gravel. Yeah, they are a year behind, they should be reporting analysis of 2018 data right now, according to Commodity Specialist Jason Willett. But that’s okay. Total production has been reported previously, but interesting in the report is pricing information. In 2017, 941 construction sand and gravel operations…

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Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Highest in 16 Years

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The rate of workforce drug positivity hit a 16-year high in 2019, according to a new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased in urine drug tests, climbing to the highest level since 2003 (4.5%) and more than 28%% higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012.

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Construction Employment Declines in 26 States

Construction employment decreased from June to July in 26 states and the District of Columbia as earlier widespread job gains gave way to more project cancellations, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data. Association officials said construction employment is likely to continue falling in many parts of the country without new federal recovery measures, including liability reform…

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Rep. James Clyburn to Speak

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Aug. 26, 2020 – Mark your calendars and register today to hear U.S. House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (SC-06) speak during this year’s National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Legislative & Policy Forum on Sept. 21-23. The congressman will speak Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8:40 a.m. during the Breakfast with a Lawmaker & Virtual Hill Day Prep. He currently serves his colleagues as the third-ranking Democrat in the United…

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William Lee Devers

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The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) announced William Lee Devers with Harrod Concrete & Stone Co. as the 2020 Miner of the Year. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the aggregates industry by an individual. Devers joined Harrod Concrete & Stone in May 1977. He began by driving a water truck, controlling the dust around the mine for his…

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