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CASE Unveils “Diamond Dealer” Award Winners

CASE Construction Equipment named its 2014 “Diamond Dealer” recipients as a part of its North American Construction Equipment Partnership Program. The award recognizes dealerships across the country for leadership and dedication in growing the CASE brand, and excellence in five categories, including performance, marketing and communications, product support, parts support and training.

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MSHA Chief: POV Reforms Have Made Mines Safer

The pattern of violations reforms undertaken by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration have been “a game changer in mine safety and health culture,” Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main said as the reforms near their second anniversary.

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Construction Unemployment Declines To Seven-Year Low

Construction employers added 16,000 jobs and the sector's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the construction employment gains come as more firms report having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to fill available positions, citing the lack of local vocational training programs, especially at the secondary level.

 

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Vulcan Completes Six Acquisitions

Vulcan Materials Co. completed six acquisitions during the third quarter of this year that "further expand the company's footprint and reserve positions in the best markets in America," according to the company. The most recent acquisitions include five aggregates facilities and associated downstream assets in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., as well as an aggregates operation in Delaware serving Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

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