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Aug. 15, 2019 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Whitaker Aggregates Inc. of Humboldt, Kan., to pay a civil penalty for failing to respond to...

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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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Komatsu America Corp. announced the introduction of the WA900-8. The 256,618-lb. (116,400-kg) wheel loader is equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emission regulations-compliant engine, and is purpose-built to...
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Manufacturers in Focus

On Aug. 3, Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrated its 60th anniversary as a company. Since being founded in 1959, Bunting Magnetics Co. has grown from a small company in Chicago, to...
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The Strategist

By: Pierre G. Villere As the real estate market collapsed in the fall of 2008, when the financial crisis pushed us over the edge into the Great Recession, a quiet but...

People on the Move

Astec Industries named Barry Ruffalo president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 12. Ruffalo, has been a group vice president at Valmont Industries for the past 13 years. He fills...
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Rock Stars

Curt Biehn, Mississippi Lime Co. (MLC) Flue Gas Treatment (FGT) business director was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Reinhold Conference in Birmingham, Ala. Biehn has worked...
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Frac Sand

New Frac Sand Mine on Track for Approval in Minnesota

A proposed frac sand mine in the Buffalo County, Minn., town of Dover appears to be back on track weeks after developers missed a deadline to modify the project, though its ultimate approval is still uncertain, according to the Winona Daily News.

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WISA Members Go Green

According to the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA), three member companies were accepted into the Wisconsin DNR Green Tier program for environmental stewardship.

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Review Process for Frac Sand Plants Being Discussed

The Buffalo County Land Resources Department is drafting guidelines to help towns review proposed frac sand mining projects, according to the Winona Daily News. The guidelines are the next step toward allowing towns to have direct input on proposals in their jurisdiction, a plan the county included in its updated frac sand regulations earlier this year.

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XTO Energy Agrees to $100K Fine for Wastewater Spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice reached a settlement with XTO Energy on July 18 over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) stemming from a spill of gas drilling wastewater in central Pennsylvania.

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