Dredging Through Climate Change

Feb. 13. 2024 – The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) recently issued a white paper, “How the Dredging Industry Contributes to Our Communities’ Resilience, Sustainability and Adaptation in Response to Climate Change,” based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), developed in 2015. This white paper demonstrates the dredging industry’s contributions to worldwide sustainability challenges. The UN SDGs represent 17…

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Chevron Introduces New Rykon Formula to Grease Product Line

Chevron introduced Rykon, a new overbased calcium sulfonate complex grease, to its recently refreshed line of products. Rykon answers the call for a high-performance grease that increases uptime and helps enhance durability for the next generation of equipment. With its unique formulation, Rykon will round out Chevron’s grease offering with a grease formulated for heavy-duty and extreme pressure applications. This…

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HCSS Announces Partnership with Bulk Exchange

HCSS, a provider of construction software for estimating, field entry, project management, safety, digital plans, fleet management and telematics, announced its partnership with Bulk Exchange, an online marketplace where contractors and construction professionals can easily find bulk construction materials and dumpsites.  Bulk Exchange will integrate with HeavyBid, enabling customers to conduct more accurate bidding around the materials sourcing process and…

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MSHA Tackles Social Media

Right Now, MSHA Isn’t Reaching Many People Via Social Media In Any Category, And I Doubt That’ll Change Anytime Soon. By Brian Hendrix Do you follow MSHA on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter? Are you Facebook friends with MSHA? Have you downloaded MSHA’s “Miner Safety and Health App”? If you answered “yes” to any of those…

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Communication and Technology

The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence Is Just The Latest Development In The Menacing Partnership Between Technology And Human Affairs. By Thomas J. Roach Over the last 100 years, while technology dramatically changed how we live and work, it quietly changed who we are. We think of technology in terms of physical objects like computers, electric automobiles or smartphones, but the…

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The Gift of Giving

Luck Companies Celebrates Its Centennial By Empowering Associates To Contribute $1 Million To The Charity Of Their Choice. By Therese Dunphy In 2023, Luck Companies marked 100 years in business by reflecting on its core values and traditions and celebrating them throughout a year-long campaign that included 34 events. From the time it was founded by Charles Luck Jr., Luck…

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Permitting: New York

According to fingerlakes.com, the owner of the 14.3-acre Padua Ridge sand and gravel mine that abuts the Watkins Glen State Park and a Catholic cemetery in Schuyler County, N.Y., is proposing a 60.95-acre expansion, the state Department of Environmental Conservation disclosed. The DEC said it plans a pair of public hearings on the project in February. Mining at the site…

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PERMITTING: Texas

According to www.click2Houston.com, several city, county, state, health and federal leaders are pushing back against a concrete crushing company that is trying to build a facility across the street from Lyndon B Johnson Hospital located on Kelley Street near Homestead in northeast Houston. Officials say the pollution can lead to health problems, worsening existing conditions. “It should be obvious to…

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Construction Spending Rises in November

Construction spending during November 2023 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $2,050.1 billion, 0.4% (±1.0%) above the revised October estimate of $2,042.5 billion.  The November figure is 11.3% (±1.5%) above the November 2022 estimate of $1,842.2 billion. During the first 11 months of 2023, construction spending amounted to $1,817.1 billion, 6.2% (±1.0%) above the $1,711.1 billion for…

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Navigating the Future: 2024 Predictions for the Aggregates Industry

By Anoop Kumar The mining and aggregates industries find themselves at a pivotal point in history with major transitions and transformations ahead. This evolution is driven by a confluence of factors, including sustainability goals, the advent of electric vehicles (EVs), and a demand for robust equipment performance and maintenance in the face of increasingly harsh operational conditions. I have been…

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