MSHA Hits Aggregates, Cement Plants With Impact Inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced federal inspectors issued 130 citations and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in October 2016.

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U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Down 25 Percent

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.

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Cemex Custom Apps Designed for Best Customer Experience

Cemex plans an early-2017 release of custom apps designed in collaboration with IBM iX (Interactive Experience), creating the “best mobile-led customer experience in the building materials supply industry.” 

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Trump Taps Chao for Transportation Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to head the Transportation Department. Chao is a former U.S. deputy transportation secretary who currently sits on the board of Vulcan Materials Co. Chao, the wife of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position. 

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