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Feb. 20, 2019 – New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. has acquired approximately 100 million tons of estimated mineral reserves near the borough of Garrett in Somerset County, Pa.

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With the turn of the new year, now begins a real opportunity for Congress and President Trump to work together to pass bipartisan solutions on policy issues that matter most...

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HaulHub, the Boston-based technology firm, launched an analytics software solution to empower material haulers with essential performance and operations data that was previously unavailable within the industry’s traditionally phone- and...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Caterpillar Inc. announced fourth-quarter and full-year results for 2018. Sales and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018 were $14.3 billion, compared with $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter of...
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People on the Move

Chaney Enterprises, an aggregates, ready mixed, custom blends and related construction-supplies provider, announced the promotion of Amie Long to human resources director.
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Randy Lake, president of CRH Americas Materials, addressed the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention on Feb. 10 for the final time as chairman of the association.
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Volvo Construction Equipment(Volvo CE) North America named Alta Equipment Co. 2018 Dealer of the Year. The Detroit, Mich.-based company demonstrated outstanding performance over the last year, when it intensified its efforts to improve customers’ experiences and entered a new market,...
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Study: Methane Leakage from Shale Gas Lower Than Alleged

Initial findings from a new comprehensive study undertaken by the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas found that methane leakage rates from natural gas systems were far below estimates of previous studies.

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Using Passive Microseismic Monitoring For Site Safety

By Taylor Milne, Andrew Weir-Jones, and Alireza Taale

With mine- and drill-site safety becoming an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine or drill site that may consist of rock structures or structural discontinuities.

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Wisconsin Town Votes for Permit Moratorium

The Trempealeau County, Wis., Board in Whitehall voted 12-0 to not consider any new silica-sand removal permits for a year, according to the Pierce County
Herald.

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Permit Approval Raises Eyebrows

The Town of Bridgeport, Minn.'s decision to approve two permits for a controversial frac sand mine had conflict-of-interest issues, including those involving two Planning Commission members who had family working for the mining company at the time of their vote, according to a lawsuit.

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