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Your Opinion Counts!

Survey-Small1December 30, 2013 – As we end the year, Rock Products is very interested in getting your opinion about industry issues.

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Nonmetallic Index Up

usgsDecember 23, 2013 - The nonmetallic mineral products leading index increased 0.7 percent to 232.0 in November from a revised 230.5 in October. However, its 6-month smoothed growth rate remained at the revised 7.0 percent growth rate of October. The 6-month smoothed growth rate is a compound annual rate that measures the near-term trend.

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Texas Industries on the Block?

TXI-120x120December 17, 2013 - The owners of Texas Industries Inc. are rumored to be exploring a sale according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. The company is working with Citigroup Inc. to find a buyer, sources said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

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Michelin Thinks Big

Michelin150x151December 12, 2013 - I am blogging live this week from Anderson, S.C., where Michelin is celebrating the grand opening of its US10 tire manufacturing facility. The new state-of-the-art plant will build the XDR2, "the world's largest tire" which will serve up to 400-ton mining trucks.

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Electrical Fatality Reported

MSHA194x97December 9, 2013 - MSHA is reporting that on Nov. 18, 2013, a 33-year old contract electrician foreman with 14 years of experience was injured at a crushed stone mine. The victim was working in a 480-volt electrical enclosure, pulling cable for a new pump that was being installed, when he contacted energized conductors.

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