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ConExpo Latin America

CONEXPO 150Oct. 19, 2015 – I will be blogging live this week from ConExpo Latin America, Santiago, Chile, where Mining Media International and Rock Products, as part of an exclusive partnership with AEM, is sponsoring an aggregates seminar for attendees.

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Extraordinary Vulcan Profit Growth Expected

Vulcan 150Oct. 15, 2015 – According to an article on USAToday.com, nine companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, including Vulcan Materials, are expected to post 70 percent or greater adjusted profit growth in the third quarter.

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Cat Will Restructure; Reduce Workforce

NOTD Cat 150
Sept. 29, 2015 –
It is going to be tough medicine for Big Yellow. Caterpillar has announced significant restructuring and cost reduction actions that are expected to lower operating costs by about $1.5 billion annually once fully implemented, according to the company. These steps will begin in late 2015 and reflect recent, current and expected market conditions. For 2015, the company’s sales and revenues outlook has weakened and are expected to be about $48 billion, or $1 billion lower than the previous outlook of about $49 billion. For 2016, sales and revenues are expected to be about 5 percent below 2015.

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Luck Says Contact Your Senators

RFTR CharliePodium 150Sept. 16, 2015 – NSSGA Chairman Charles S. Luck IV, recently asked each and every U.S. Senator to support S. 1140, a bipartisan bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw and re-propose their controversial Waters of the U.S. rule.

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