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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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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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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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PCA Applauds Passage Of Congressional Resolution to Suspend EPA Funding

Last week's passage of an appropriations rider halting funding to a recent emissions rule-making for the portland cement industry is the first step towards regulations that protect American lives and American jobs, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

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