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Hillhead a Smashing Success

blog hillhead 2014June 29, 2014 – The Hillhead show in Buxton, England, came out of the gates strong. With economic recovery gathering momentum, particularly in the UK, and confidence returning to the mineral products industry, the organizers of Hillhead 2014 reported that total attendance at this year’s event was 17,559. 

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DOJ Rules Martin Marietta Must Divest

martin-marietta-materialsJune 27, 2014 – The Department of Justice has spoken. I'm not sure they know what they are talking about, but they HAVE spoken. Martin Marietta Materials must divest an Oklahoma quarry and two Texas rail yards in order to proceed with its proposed $2.7 billion acquisition of Texas Industries, according to the agency. 

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Martin Marietta, DOJ Set to Settle

martin marietta materialsJune 21, 2014 – Martin Marietta Materials Inc. expects to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that will resolve all competition issues with respect to Martin Marietta's proposed acquisition of Texas Industries Inc. 

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Voicing Approval

June 20, 2014
– Our associations are hitting it hard. The Highway Materials Group commended Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Robert Corker (R-Tenn.) on their bipartisan proposal to ensure funding of the nation’s surface transportation system into the future by increasing the federal motor fuels tax by 12 cents.

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Young Guns Work for the Future

Young Guns Work for the FutureJune 15, 2014 – More than 50 “young guns” in the transportation design and construction industry took part in an intensive “boot camp” introduction to the federal legislative and regulatory processes, and then descended on Capitol Hill last week to press their members of Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and pass a long-term surface transportation bill. 

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