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Martin Marietta Elects New Board Members

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced that a new independent director has been elected to its board of directors. John J. (Jack) Koraleski, former chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Union Pacific Corp., was elected to Martin Marietta's board of directors on Aug. 15, 2016.

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MSHA Issues Safety Alert for Drill Operators

Mine drill operators face their share of on-the-job risks. Failing to follow safe drilling practices can lead to fatal outcomes, as has been the case in recent years.

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Polaris Materials' Aggregates Sales Up 42 Percent

Polaris Materials Corp. reported financial results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2016. Aggregate sales for the current quarter were 946,000 tons, a 42 percent increase over sales of 668,000 tons in the second quarter of 2015. Shipments of the company's products increased compared to the prior year due to both increased delivered shipments into San Francisco and ex-quarry sales.

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U.S. Concrete Expands in New York City

Ready mix and aggregates producer U.S. Concrete Inc. announced that it acquired the assets of Jenna Concrete Corp. located in Bronx, N.Y. Jenna has an established and respected market presence in the New York metropolitan area with approximately 25 years of experience serving the Manhattan commercial and residential high-rise market.

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