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A Lot of Work Ahead

The aggregates industry sits at a crossroads right now. From where we are to where we want to go looks like it is going to be a long, complicated road. So where are we? Let’s take a look at the data.

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The $1 Trillion Promise

Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he is going to invest $1 trillion to upgrade America’s roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and water and sewer systems. That certainly is music to the aggregates’ industry’s ears.

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A One-of-a-Kind Company

By Mark S. Kuhar

There are a lot of different types of companies in the aggregates industry, but Mellott Company is unique, to say the least. I found this out first hand on a recent trip to their headquarters in Warfordsburg, Pa.

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Mining Deaths Drop to Historic Lows

According to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), mining deaths dropped to historic lows in FY 2016. From Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, 24 deaths – a record low – occurred at the more than 13,000 mines nationwide, the lowest total since 34 in FY 2013. By contrast, in FY 2015, there were 38 mining deaths.

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A Reason for the Rise in Highway Fatalities

By Mark S. Kuhar

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just released its statistics on automobile fatalities and the news is grim.

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