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The Real World Challenge of Inventory Management

TRND011620 BoardmanJan. 15, 2020 – Stockpile Reports has come a long way since a conversation they had with me almost 10 years ago about the business model they were considering launching.

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Fatality Investigated

TRND011420 FatalityJan. 14. 2020 – MSHA is investigating a death at the Wendling Quarry near Garrison, Iowa, according to news reports.

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Can't Afford to Take the Year Off

RR010920 DonohueJan. 9, 2019 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue just gave his annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. While acknowledging the complex political environment, Donohue called out top challenges that require bipartisan action in Washington, including a comprehensive infrastructure package, reforms to our immigration system, and solutions to climate change. “Does it sound like we can afford to take the year off?” Donohue asked. “Of course not – inaction is not an option. So, let’s flip the conventional wisdom that nothing gets done in an election year. It’s because it’s an election year that folks will want and need to be productive.” Look at what happened at the end of last year, when nothing was supposed to get done, Donohue said, pointing to the flurry of bipartisan legislative activity that took place in December including House passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Donohue also called for continued progress in rebuilding the political center and reasserted the Chamber’s commitment to reward bipartisanship and legislative courage. 

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Global Mining Community Heads to Las Vegas in September

RR010220 MINExpoLogoJan. 2, 2020 – In the world of mining, it’s never been more important to stay competitive. As digital capabilities open doors to new possibilities, companies are embracing advanced technologies to reduce downtime, increase efficiency and improve safety. Now is the time to discover new solutions to current operational issues, invest in innovation and embrace new technology – and there’s no better place to do that than MINExpo International. 

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Here Comes a New Year

RR050819 JohnsonDec. 30, 2019 – I think 2020 is going to be a banner year. Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, thinks so too. “As we turn the page to 2020, what was true before remains so now: the work of the past will yield results in the future," Johnson said. "We look to the new year with optimism on the strength of our association and our industry. The engagement of our members will continue to be the backbone of our efforts to be better together in pursuit of public policies that allow our members to succeed.” Happy New Year to all of you.

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