CalCIMA Announces Excellence in Safety Awards Winners

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced its 2021 Excellence in Safety Awards winners. These awards acknowledge the exceptional work and contributions to safety in regard to leadership, innovation, commitment, and impact beyond the plant. “Safety has to be JOB #1 in our industry. We’re proud to prioritize the safety of our workers, from training and tools, to…

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Trimble Offers Autonomy, Productivity Solutions

Trimble will present a wide range of mining solutions to improve safety, productivity and efficiency, and put mining operations on the path to autonomy at MINExpo 2021. Mining companies need to overcome challenges like rising costs and skilled labor shortages and maximize opportunities from higher commodity prices.  Today’s market leaders are using new tools to optimize operations, provide greater visibility…

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NSSGA Applauds Introduction of PAVE Act

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), along with Reps. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan Providing Assistance for Vital Enhancements (PAVE) Act, legislation to authorize an additional $18 billion in emergency funding for state Departments of Transportation (DOT). “Too many critical infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania have been delayed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lamb. “Congress…

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Construction School Could Build Opportunity

May 14, 2021 – Well, it seems like a good idea on the surface. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced plans to build an inner city construction school that includes a working concrete and asphalt plant. The project would be built around East 79th Street along the “Opportunity Corridor” that connects Interstates 490 and 77 to University Circle. The school would include a…

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Cat Pitches Performance at Recent Loader Launch

May 13, 2021 – At a recent virtual product launch, Caterpillar discussed its ability to offer premium performance in the 10- to 12-ton wheel loader class, via the new Cat 980 and 982 medium wheel loaders. The machines are up to 10% more productive and feature lower maintenance costs up to 20% when compared to the previous 980M and 982M powershift models.,…

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SCAA to Hold Workshop and Exhibit

The South Carolina Aggregates Association (SCAA) announced the dates and location for its 2021 Workshop and Exhibit. The event will be held on Sept. 13-15 at the Metropolitan Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, S,C. “The Workshop and Exhibit is shaping up to be one of the best aggregate industry association events; attendees and exhibitors will not be disappointed,” said Joe…

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Tim Wilson Joins RGI as Division Vice President

Rogers Group Inc. (RGI) hired Tim Wilson as vice president of its western division with oversight of RGI’s Texas and Arkansas operations. A native of Bentonville, Ark., Wilson brings with him 25 years of experience in engineering, project management and business development in the materials and construction industries.  After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, Wilson earned a bachelor’s…

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on April 22, a miner at Broadfoot Pit #2, Buffalo, Neb., was fatally injured when leaving the mine site in his personal pickup truck. The manual swing barrier gate was partially closed.  A gate pole entered the truck’s windshield as the pickup truck approached, striking the victim and causing fatal injuries.This…

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John Deere Wins Auction to Deploy 5G in Manufacturing Facilities

John Deere has successfully obtained 5G licenses in five counties in Iowa and Illinois as part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz spectrum. This will enable John Deere to accelerate the availability of 5G in its largest manufacturing facilities in North America.

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