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Lakes Limestone Trade Up 13.6% in May

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4.3 million tons in May, an increase of 13.6% compared to a year ago. May’s loadings also bettered the month’s five-year average by 17.8%.

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NSSGA Says Court Decision on Workplace Rule Looms Large

On June 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision ordering the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) to restore two key provisions of the workplace examination rule that MSHA had published in 2018. This case was brought about by concerns from United Steelworkers, United Mine Workers of American and other labor unions, and requires MSHA to revert to the rule as it was issued in 2017. 

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USGS Reports First-Quarter Aggregates Production Increase

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2019 was 449 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 9% compared with that of the same period of 2018, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Upgraded Data System to Assist Producers With MSHA Regs

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)  completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature.

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H&K Holds Successful Job Fair

The H&K Group Family of Companies, spanning both the heavy civil contracting and materials segments of their business platform, held a "remarkably successful, multi-divisional job fair" on Saturday, June 1, according to the company. The company’s Landis C. Deck & Sons Site Contractors facility, located in Bernville, Pa., served as host of the job fair.

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