Ohio Aggregates Producers Hold Legislative Reception

Every Ohio resident requires about 11 tons of aggregates each year. That makes for a booming stone, sand and gravel industry in the Buckeye State. Ohio aggregates and industrial materials producers took that message to lawmakers in the state house in Columbus, Ohio, for the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA)’s annual Legislative Reception. For 19 years, the reception offers an important opportunity for industry members to gain valuable face-time with decision makers, tell their stories and discuss key issues affecting their business.

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MSHA Reports Second Metal/Nonmetal Fatality of 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on March 14, 2017, an independent owner/operator truck driver walked behind his raised end-dump trailer while dumping his load, and was engulfed by sand. This is the second fatality reported in calendar year 2017 in metal and nonmetal mining. 

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Luck Stone Partners with Airware to Expand UAV Data Processes

Luck Stone, the construction aggregate division of Richmond, Va.-based Luck Companies, plans to accelerate its growth in Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) technology through a new partnership with Airware, a national and global provider of commercial enterprise solutions for capturing and analyzing aerial data.

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Michigan Roads and Bridges Need Huge Investment

Increased transportation funding provided by Michigan’s legislature in 2015 will allow the state to move forward with numerous projects to repair and improve portions of its transportation system; however, the funding is not sufficient to prevent further deterioration of the state’s roads and bridges or to move forward with $3.3 billion in needed projects, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization.

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