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Holcim Awards Winners for North America Announced in Washington, D.C.

The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from North America have been announced. A total of $300,000 was presented to 10 diverse and innovative projects from Canada and the U.S. at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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MSHA Warns Mining Industry About Dangers of Cold Weather

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) launched its annual “Winter Alert” campaign to call attention to the dangers caused by cold weather.

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Improves in October

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its October 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), according to the Associated Equipment Distributors.

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EPA Decides to Retain PM10 Air Quality Standard

Facing increased pressure from a regulatory reform-minded Congress as well as affected industries such as aggregates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled it will retain the current Coarse Particulate (PM10) National Ambient Air Quality standard, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Martin Marietta, Lafarge in Asset Swap

An asset swap with Lafarge North America will net Martin Marietta a major metro-Denver presence, including 10 ready mixed and six aggregate operations, plus nine asphalt production or road-building office/equipment sites.

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