A Bridge to Tomorrow

Sustained funding and improved practices over the past 25 years have led to a steady improvement of the condition of U.S. bridges. The latest National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data released by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration reveals a remarkable decline of structurally deficient bridges to 55,309 (9 percent of nationwide inventory) in 2016 from 118,757 (21 percent of the inventory) back in 1992.

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How Do You Rate Your Company’s Leadership Development Program?

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, developer of world-class leadership development solutions for global companies and organizations, announced the results of its State of Leadership Development Survey. The survey revealed that only 7 percent of organizations feel they have a best-in-class leadership development program.

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Welcome Back My Friends...

Every time I go to ConExpo-Con/Agg – and this is now my ninth show – the song “Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression Part 2)” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer starts playing in my head, with those distinctive lyrics: “Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, I’m so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside.”

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Martin Marietta Makes Waves / New Enterprise Buys / Vulcan Flies High

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Help a Boy Scout Earn a Merit Badge

In February 2014, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) along with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) created a new merit badge, “Mining in Society,” which studies the history of mining, the purpose of the materials, reclamation and careers. There are numerous tasks that are required to earn the merit badge but there are specifically three that aggregates facilities can assist with.

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