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Klobuchar Prioritizes Infrastructure

Klobuchar2March 28, 2019 – The presidential candidates are already getting out in front on infrastructure. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) unveiled a plan to spend a trillion dollars in federal funds to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, the first policy announcement of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The proposal would use a combination of federal dollars, tax subsidies and loan guarantees for state and local governments to upgrade not only crumbling roads, highways and bridges, but also schools, airports, water systems, internet access, public transit and energy systems. In a statement, Klobuchar’s campaign said the infrastructure plan would be her top budget priority as president, with the goal of turning it into reality in her first year in office through a combination of legislation and executive actions.

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Rogers Group Hosts Students

RR032619 RogersMarch 26, 2019 – Rogers Group's Whites Creek Quarry, Nashville, gave an underground tour to University of Kentucky mining engineering students, who were in town during the International Society of Explosive Engineers conference.

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Total Aggregates Production Confirmed

RR032219 usgsMarch 22, 2019 – The numbers are official. A few weeks ago I reported preliminary 2018 aggregates production, courtesy of USGS's 2019 Mineral Commodity Summaries. Those numbers have been confirmed by USGS Crushed Stone Commodity Specialist Jason Willett. The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2018 was 2.37 billion metric tons, an increase of 5 percent compared with that of 2017.

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Nominate a Colleague for Young Leaders' Top Honor

RR032119 NSSGAMarch 21, 2019 – Calling all Young Leaders. Friday, March 22 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Mark S. Walsh Award, sponsored by Rock Products. This award honors the memory of Mark S. Walsh, who was an energetic and enthusiastic supporter of the Young Leaders mission as a former steering committee member.

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Excellence by Design

RR031919 MobiscreenMarch 19, 2019 – Kleemann was recently awarded two international design prizes: the iF DESIGN AWARD and the GOOD DESIGN Award for the jaw crusher MOBICAT MC 120 Z PRO and the screening plants of the EVO line. Innovative details for safe operation and simple handling impressed the jury members.

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