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Martin Marietta Donates to San Antonio Food Bank, Charities

Martin Marietta Materials held its ninth annual charity golf tournament Nov. 13 and raised a total of $31,200 for the San Antonio Food Bank. The company also donated $1,000 each to the Epilepsy Foundation, Family Life Center and Battered Women’s Shelter, and $1,928 to SAMMinistries.

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Lafarge Sites Earn Wildlife Habitat Council Honors

Nine conservation projects at Lafarge North America sites across the United States were certified or recertified this year by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). Six of these projects fall under WHC’s Wildlife at Work program, which oversees voluntary efforts that go beyond regulatory requirements to restore and conserve wildlife habitats on corporate-owned land. The remaining three projects operate under WHC’s Corporate Lands for Learning certification, which goes a step further by opening up corporate lands to the local community for educational use.

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MSHA Marks National Miners Day

On Dec. 6, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration marks National Miners Day, designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners, both past and present. The date commemorates the worst industrial mine accident in American history when 362 miners perished in an explosion at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, West Virginia, on this date in 1907.

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Stone Shipments Rise on St. Lawrence Seaway

With just one month left of the season, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments are expected to finish ahead of 2013 after a remarkable year of grain exports and steel imports. Stone shipments from March 25 to November 30 totaled 370,000 metric tons, up 9 percent over the same period last year, according to The Chamber of Marine Commerce.

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