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Nonmetallic Mineral Products Index Decreases

The nonmetallic mineral products industry leading index decreased 1.2 percent to 244.7 in February from a revised 247.7 in January, and its six-month smoothed growth rate declined to -0.6 percent from a revised 2.3 percent in January.

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Rogers Group Makes Big Changes at the Top

In the March 18 meeting of the board of directors of Rogers Group Inc. (RGI), Darin Matson was elected to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective April 1. The election was called for as Gerard V. (Jerry) Geraghty announced his retirement from that position. Geraghty will maintain a seat on the 108-year-old company’s board.

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Hanson Material Service Honored for Reclamation

For its efforts in constructing the Thornton Composite Reservoir in South Holland, Ill., Hanson Material Service (HMS) and Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) were recognized for outstanding and innovative reclamation techniques during the annual lllinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Aggregate Miner Safety Conference held on March 1, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill.

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Silica Rule Is Regulatory Overkill

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon publish a final workplace exposure standard for crystalline silica that will cut the permissible exposure limit in half. The final rule was recently issued by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.

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