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July 15, 2019 – Here is a great little story from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). One hundred years ago this month, a U.S. Army...

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CASE has partnered with country music singer Jon Pardi to help raise awareness to careers in the construction industry. Check out Jon’s story about growing up with his dad in...

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High-performance screening media manufacturer MAJOR introduced the Flex-Mat Sensor, a valuable and easy-to-operate vibration data-measurement tool users can utilize to review results and fine tune their screen machine without shutting...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Metso and Outotec have agreed to combine Metso Minerals and Outotec to create a leading company in process technology, equipment and services serving the minerals, metals and aggregates industries.
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The Strategist

By: Pierre G. Villere After years of expectations that the housing market would come back to at least its average historical levels of annual starts, The Wall Street Journal recently conducted...

People on the Move

Telsmith Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Lane Quick, who joins as the regional part sales representative for the Southeast...
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Rock Stars

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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Frac Sand

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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