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Congestion Costs Money

tti-headerOctober 4, 2011 – Wasted time is wasted money. And when it comes to infrastructure, there is a lot of time and money being wasted. The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) released its 2011 Urban Mobility Report detailing the significant economic impact America’s crumbling transportation network has on the nation’s economy.

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Rock Products Attends Atlas-Copco Event

XAS750Oct. 3, 2011 – It’s been four years since Atlas Copco’s last customer event, Total Solutions, took place in Belgium. Building off of that theme, last week’s Experience our Energy: Regional Event for The Americas in Panama was the first of four global events that the company’s new Portable Energy Division has planned.

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Take the 660 North

Cat660September 28, 2011 – I am blogging live this week from Caterpillar's CT660 vocational truck media event in Peoria, Ill., where I am the only aggregates industry editor-in-chief on hand to test drive Cat's new on-the-road vehicle. In driving both the manual and automatic versions of the truck, what becomes apparent is that the automatic version meets a critical industry need for a vehicle that is easy to drive.

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Safety in Action

HolcimLogoSeptember 26, 2011 – Some companies give lip service to safety, others create a safety culture through action. For the third consecutive year, Holcim (Canada) Inc. is dedicating a day to occupational health and safety. All of its 3,000 employees will take part in various activities to help them be more aware of the dangers that surround them in the workplace and work in a safer manner. This initiative complements the safety related activities implemented throughout the year.

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Production Decreases in Second Quarter

usgsSeptember 22, 2011 – Second quarter results are in. USGS Crushed Stone Commodity Specialist Jason Willett reports that an estimated 535 Mt of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 5.5 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2010. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2011 was 857 Mt, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2010.

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