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Ready Mix, Cement Prices Hold Steady

Materials and equipment prices continue to drag down overall construction costs in 2015, according to IHS and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). Prices for copper-based wire and cable, carbon steel pipe, and fabricated structural steel registered the weakest performance.

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General Shale Receives Top Virginia Award for Reclamation Efforts

North American brick, stone and concrete-block manufacturer General Shale has been recognized by the commonwealth of Virginia for exceptional reclamation efforts at a former excavation site. The company was awarded the state’s top reclamation honor for 2015, given jointly by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Division of Mineral Mining (DMM) and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA).

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New MSHA Online Training Tool Helps Report Injuries

To assist mine operators and contractors in complying with federal regulations to report accidents, illnesses and injuries, MSHA has created a new interactive, online training tool.

 

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