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ConExpo-Con/Agg Advance Registration Extended

Advance registration has been extended through March 11 for the ConExpo-Con/Agg and co-located IFPE 2011 expositions. Attendees can save time onsite and take advantage of lower pre-show entrance fees, according to show officials. Advance registration has also been extended for the shows’ education programs. Go online for details and to register at www.conexpoconagg.com and www.ifpe.com. One registration allows access to both shows as well as the co-located ICON Expo for the concrete products industry.

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NSSGA Says Safety Reporting Through MSHA Is Enough

In comments in response to a proposed rule from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on provision 1503 of the Dodd-Frank bill on financial reform, NSSGA asserted that a new mandate for publicly-traded companies to include in future SEC reports mine safety and compliance data would be duplicative and unduly burdensome.

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U.S. 2010 Construction Machinery Exports Gain 28 Percent

The market for exports of U.S.-made construction machinery closed out 2010 with a gain of more than 28 percent compared to the previous year, for a total of $16.4 billion worth of equipment sold worldwide, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEM North American-based international trade group consolidates U.S. Commerce Department data with other sources into a quarterly export trends report.

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Nearly 1,500 Attend ISEE's 37th Annual Conference in San Diego

Attendance was strong at The International Society of Explosive Engineer’s (ISEE) 37th Annual Conference, held at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, February 6-9. Blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers gathered from all over the world to conduct business, exchange information and form new business alliances, according to the association.

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Lafarge Releases Fourth-Quarter Results

Lafarge reported a net loss $51.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, but the news was not all bad for the cement and aggregates producer. Sales increased for the full year and quarter, helped by improved cement and aggregates volume trends, favorable foreign exchange, and new capacities in Brazil, according to the company.

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