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Tennessee Dreamin'

tennesseeOctober 20, 2011 – Blogging live from beautiful Tennessee this week. Autumn is in full bloom here, which makes my trip a thing of beauty on multiple levels. According to USGS, 11.5 million tons of aggregate was produced in this state in the second quarter of 2011, a 20.5 percent decrease over last year's second quarter.

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Sentinels of Safety Announced

SentinelsHPOctober 18, 2011 – MSHA announced its 2010 Sentinels of Safety award winners. The Sentinels of Safety Awards recognize mining operations in various categories that record the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. The Large Quarry Group Winner was Three Rivers Quarry, Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Smithland, Ken., with 143,158 hours worked.

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NIMBY up North – With Food and Music

foodstock_posterOctober 14, 2011 – Plans to create a quarry operation on 2,300 acres of potato farm land in Melancthon Township, Ontario, Canada, have run into the obligatory NIMBY roadblocks, and this weekend, a lot of people may get a chance to stand in solidarity with the community activists. Foodstock, a massive outdoor concert and food celebration will take place this Sunday, Oct. 16th, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Honeywood, Ontario.

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New Doosan Artic Hits Market

DoosanOctober 12, 2011 – Rock Products Assistant Editor Josie Smith is in the field this week at Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment's Arizona demonstration site, and today the company officially introduced the new DA40 articulated dump truck (ADT), the first in a new family of Doosan ADTs offering increased engine power and torque, higher payloads, lower fuel consumption, enhanced operator comfort and faster travel speeds.

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Tipping My Cap to the App

GraniterockOctober 11, 2011 – Graniterock is going mobile. The company has developed an iPhone application for construction calculation that can help construction engineers estimate the amount of material that will be needed for his or her construction project. The calculators are grouped into several different categories: Unit Conversion, Concrete Materials, Aggregate, Road Materials, Masonry Estimator, and Mulch.

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