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May 17, 2016 – CASE is on the case. CASE Construction Equipment has launched the Dire States Equipment Grant – a new grant that will provide one winning community with...
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Prime-Time Products

ASGCO offers its Retractable Razor-Back System with Split Block Spring-Shoc. This innovative patent-pending design prevents the dangers of working inside the conveyor or breaking the plane of the conveyor, keeping...
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Rock Stars

At a special luncheon held on May 24 at the Nashville Music City Center, Ben R. Rechter, member of Rogers Group's (RGI) board of directors and grandson to RGI-founder Ralph...
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Manufacturers in Focus

DSC Dredge, LLC, based in Reserve, La., received the 2016 President’s “E-Star” Award for exports. In a ceremony held on May 16, 2016, at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s headquarters...
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People on the Move

Summit Materials announced that its board of directors has appointed Joseph S. Cantie as a new director, also serving on the Audit Committee. Cantie has more than 30 years of...
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120th Anniversary Celebration

In This Special Year-Long Series Celebrating Our 120th Year Publishing Milestone, Rock Products Presents A History Of The Aggregates Industry. In This Issue, We Cover The Years 1980-1989.
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Distributor News

Curry Supply Co., manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles, announced that Bruce Carpenter has joined the organization as their newest regional sales manager.
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Resource Center

Wisconsin Town Votes for Permit Moratorium


The Trempealeau County, Wis., Board in Whitehall voted 12-0 to not consider any new silica-sand removal permits for a year, according to the Pierce County
Herald.

Existing sites will not be allowed to expand, either, while county officials study the impact of frac-sand mining on people’s health. County environmental director Kevin Lien says the public has questions that local officials cannot answer. The moratorium’s author, Supervisor Sally Miller, says it will slow things down and quote, “give us a chance to catch our breath.”

Trempealeau County has 10 frac-sand mines operating, and 16 other sites are in various stages of development after getting permits. Those sites cover more than 4,700 acres. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Trempealeau County has issued more frac-sand mining permits in the last 36 months than any other county in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Wisconsin alone has over 100 facilities.

Supervisor Miller recently complained that fellow County Board member David Suchla broke ethics laws by engaging in his own proposed frac-sand operation with a Texas firm. Suchla admits being in the frac-sand business but said he has not violated anything. A prosecutor in nearby La Crosse is investigating.