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Fatality #7

Fatality7May 30, 2012 – On May 23, a 36-year-old foreman with about 9½ years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel operation. He was operating an excavator on a dike separating two ponds. The ground beneath the excavator tracks failed and the excavator toppled into one of the ponds. This is the seventh fatality reported in calendar year 2012 in the metal/nonmetal mining industries.

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Registration and Housing are Open

MINExpo2012May 21, 2012 – Momentum is already building for MINExpo 2012, the  largest and most comprehensive U.S. exposition dedicated to mining-specific equipment, products and services. Registration and housing are open.

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Construction Equipment Sales Exploded in 2011

Sales of construction equipment by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25 percent last year to $182 billion, according to the annual Yellow Table survey by KHL Group. This was a record for the industry, surpassing the previous high of $168 billion set in 2008, prior to the global financial crisis.

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Martin Marietta Complies

MMMVMMay 15, 2012 – Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. announced that in accordance with the decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery on May 4, 2012, the Court of Chancery today issued an order implementing its decision which until Sept. 14, 2012, enjoins Martin Marietta from, among other things, pursuing Martin Marietta's exchange offer for shares of Vulcan Materials Company, prosecuting Martin Marietta's proxy contest at Vulcan's 2012 annual meeting of shareholders, and otherwise taking steps to acquire control of Vulcan shares or assets. 

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Net Sales Up for Martin Marietta

mmmMay 7, 2012 – Martin Marietta Materials reported that revenue in the first quarter rose to $394 million from $327.9 million a year ago, as net sales rose 21 percent to $350.5 million.

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