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Updated Sand and Gravel Info

usgsMay 13, 2013 – USGS just updated its Sand and Gravel information page in the USGS Minerals Yearbook. The data was updated by Wallace P. Bolen, with domestic survey data and tables prepared by Michelle B. Blackwell and Hodan A. Fatah, statistical assistants.

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The Rubber IS the Road

old-tires-575-1May 6, 2013 – The old advertising phrase "where the rubber meets the road" could be modified to "where the rubber IS the road." Recycled car tires could soon be used to surface roads in the UK after a trial found they made roads quieter. One of the busiest roads in Scotland was resurfaced in 2012 with asphalt containing shredded rubber from old tires.

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Foxx Named Transportation Secretary

AnthonyFoxxApril 29, 2013 – President Obama announced that he would nominate Anthony R. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to be the next transportation secretary, saying his local government experience would help him manage the nation’s roads, bridges and airports. Flanked by Foxx and Ray LaHood, the departing secretary, Obama said Foxx was “one of the best mayors that Charlotte has ever seen.”

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Mobile Monitoring

CatMobileApril 22, 2013 – Caterpillar has enhanced the ability of managers to monitor equipment remotely with the latest release of VisionLink 2.7, Product Link’s intuitive user interface provides customers a mobile optimized web application, the ability to schedule automated delivery of VisionLink reports, and remote access to on-board payload system information.

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Cement Show Kicks Off

logo121April 15, 2013 – I am blogging live this week from Orlando at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference. People from all over the world are here taking advantage of a wide range of technical educational sessions and a hall full of exhibits as well.

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