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Surface Transportation Developments

RFTR HighwayBill 150June 23, 2015 – As the clock ticks down to the July 31 expiration of the current highway act extension, discussion of surface transportation reauthorization is heating up.

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Law Considered for Quarry Closing

RFTR AR 150June 15, 2015 – Massachusetts State Sen. Mike Rush, along with fellow state Rep. Ed Coppinger and other colleagues, is working on creating a unified set of rules and regulations regarding the shutting down of a quarry regardless of where it is in Massachusetts.

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NIOSH Study a Concern

RFTR Niosh 150June 4, 2015 – A new health study proposed by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concerns NSSGA because its methodology and possible misapplication of the results has raised questions among NSSGA members and within the broader mining community.

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Sign the Petition

RFTR HighwayBill 150May 19, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its partners in the Transportation Construction Coalition are pushing for a permanent Highway Trust Fund funding solution and passage of a multi-year surface transportation bill.

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Cat Shows New Iron at Tinaja

RFTR CAT336F 150May 14, 2015 – Caterpillar Inc., at a special media event in Tinaja Hills, Ariz., rolled out new iron for the trade press to see and drive. Rock Products was represented at the event by Don Marsh, editor of sister publication Concrete Products. One machine unveiled was the 745C, a successor to its largest articulated truck, the 740B. The new model’s weight savings, fuel efficiency and productivity gains are part of a $120 million product-development program – one of the largest in recent company history.

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