MSHA Stakeholder Meeting

July 11, 2024 – The Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold its second Silica Stakeholder Meeting both in-person and online. This meeting will take place July 17, at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy, 1301 Airport Rd. Beaver, W.Va., and will also stream online, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please RSVP for the meeting here by July 16. If you have questions regarding the…

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The AVP Pulse Index for June

June 24, 2024 – The AVP Pulse Index this month rose 0.1% month-over-month, while increasing 3.8% year-over-year.  The index is up 10.5% over the past 36 months. The proprietary AVP Pulse Index – a joint effort between mergers and acquisition advisors Allen-Villere Partners, and Rock Products – illustrates the health of the industry in one single trend line, using relevant data that…

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MSHA to Hold Stakeholder Meetings

June 18, 2024 – MSHA will hold a series of stakeholder meetings across the country to share information about the final rule MSHA issued on April 18, 2024. The final rule, entitled Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and Improving Respiratory Protection, is to reduce miner exposures to respirable crystalline silica and improve respiratory protection for all airborne hazards.…

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Here Comes AggNexus

June 5, 2024 – SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Concrete Products, Cement Products, and North American Mining magazines – is pleased to announce a collaboration with On The Rocks Digital (a Social Media Management and AI company specializing in construction materials) on a new live event: AggNexus. The event will take place Sept. 9-10, 2024, at the Thompson Conference Center…

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MSHA Issues Another Safety Alert for Mobile Equipment

May 28, 2024 – The Mine Safety and Health Administration is once again targeting mobile equipment. MSHA reported that since 2020, six miners have died and 61 have suffered lost-time injuries from being struck by mobile equipment in underground production areas. MSHA recommends the following best practices to avoid this type of accident:

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 19.9% in April

May 24, 2024 – Shipments totaled 2.3 million net tons, an increase of 19.9% compared to a year ago.  Loadings were above the month’s 5-year average by 9.6%. Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.9 million tons, an increase of 15.5%.  Shipments from Canadian quarries increased by 42.2% to 459,393 tons. Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2.6 million tons, an increase…

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The AVP Pulse Index for May

May 20, 2024 – The AVP Pulse Index this month rose 0.7% month-over-month, while increasing 5.5% year-over-year.  The index is up 10.7% over the past 36 months. The proprietary AVP Pulse Index – a joint effort between mergers and acquisition advisors Allen-Villere Partners, and Rock Products – illustrates the health of the industry in one single trend line, using relevant data that…

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Infrastructure Decade

May 15, 2024 – When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in November 2021, he committed to delivering once-in-a-generation investments to rebuild America’s infrastructure and competitiveness. Today, projects across the country are in progress to rebuild our roads and bridges, deliver clean and safe water, tackle legacy pollution, expand access to high-speed internet, and build a clean energy economy for all Americans. The Biden administration…

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