Cybersecurity Update

The Ransomware Pandemic and the Federal Government’s Increased Expectations for Private Industry. By Erik Dullea On Sept. 17, 2021, cybersecurity companies reported they had discovered a phishing campaign dubbed “Operation Layover” out of Nigeria that has been targeting the aviation industry for the last two years. Operation Layover remained undetected for such a long period of time because it kept a…

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PERMITTING – MAY 2017

Pennsylvania Quarry Wants to Dig Deeper The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is raising “significant” concerns with a controversial proposal to mine 200 ft. deeper at Hanson’s Oak Hall Quarry, according to a report in the Centre County Gazette. While no final decision has been made, “technical deficiencies” cited by the DEP could put that plan in jeopardy. The…

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Aggregates Industries Quarry Could Protect D.C. Water Supply

WTOP in Washington, D.C., is reporting that local water officials are looking into the possibility of utilizing Aggregates Industries’ Travilah Quarry in Rockville, Md., to provide water storage for the local D.C., Maryland and Virginia water utilities in the event that water from the Potomac River would become unavailable or undrinkable.

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Aggregates Industries Hosts Barge Ride on Mississippi

The Aggregate Industries US (AIUS) team based in Eagan, Minn., recently hosted 180 guests for its annual Neighborhood Barge Ride on the Mississippi River. Guests enjoyed calm waters and beautiful scenery from the deck of the Calvin J. Stewart Towboat and barge, which transports aggregates on the river every day, according to the company.

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Q&A with Ekkhart Matthies

How is a company like Weir Minerals helping mine operators prepare for the future while facing the challenges today? As the pressures continue to build on the mining and aggregates industries, mine operators are pressed to identify solutions that maintain, or even, improve their bottom line. Some of the solutions are complicated, some are relatively easy. Many mines around the…

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