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Vulcan Subsidiary Breaks Ground on New Rail Line

Southwest Gulf Railroad Co. (SGRR), a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials, has officially broken ground on The Medina Line, a common carrier railroad located approximately 30 miles west of San Antonio. 

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Aggregates Executives Among New ARTBA Officers

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the election of its 2017-2018 officers during an annual business meeting of members on Sept. 19, including several high-profile aggregates executives. New officers are: 

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Congressional Representatives Visit Quarries

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited Martin Marietta’s Southwest, Cement and Southwest Ready Mix divisional headquarters office in Dallas on Aug. 23.

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Industry Suffers Eighth Fatality of 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reporting that on Sept. 5, 2017, a 20-year-old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley.

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NSSGA Announces Environmental Awards

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of the 2017 Environmental Excellence, Safety Excellence, Stars of Excellence and the Environmental Leadership Awards.

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