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Hillhead: Day One

Hillhead1June 19, 2012 – Greetings from Hillhead 2012, near Buxton England. I am the only U.S. aggregates industry editor attending the show, the largest working quarry event in the world. This morning's press conference held by the Mineral Products Association was prefaced by a quick discussion of market conditions. Some of the main considerations, such as overcoming recession, doing more with less, over-regulation, political gridlock, sustainable development, raising awareness of health and safety issues and the urgent need for greater infrastructure investment sounded very familiar.

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Rock Products Rocks Hillhead

WideViewJune 16, 2012 – Rock Products will be on hand when the Hillhead show kicks off near Buxton, England, June 19-21. I will be issuing live reports from the show, and celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with thousands of my new friends. There will be 461 exhibitors, such as Finning Caterpillar, Sandvik, JCB, Atlas Copco and many others, showcasing their latest products and innovations. The three main live demonstration areas at Hillhead – Quarry Face, Rock Processing and Recycling – will also be buzzing with activity as a huge range of equipment is put to the test. Stay tuned.

Working Like A Dog

AggregateIndustriesJune 11, 2012 – Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), a member of the Holcim Group, has been working like a dog. The company and Massachusetts Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces throughout the country, hosted what is known as a FEMA Canine Certification.

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Portable Frac Sand Plant Introduced

PortableSandFracJune 5, 2012 – McLanahan Corp. and CEMCO, at a special media event in New Mexico attended by Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith, announced plans to produce the industry’s first and only portable frac sand plant.

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MSHA Can Audit Records

MSHAredJune 3, 2012 – In an important decision that could impact aggregates producers, by a four-to-one vote the Review Commission upheld the right of MSHA to inspect and copy employee medical records held by mining companies. 

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