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Changing of the Guard

DougBlack1September 19, 2013 – The guard is changing at Oldcastle. Doug Black, chief operating officer of Oldcastle Inc. (the holding company for CRH's interests in the Americas) is leaving the group to pursue other interests.

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Canadian Shipments Pushing Record

canada145x97September 16, 2013 – Good news from up North. Fueled by road construction across the region, shipments passing through the Port of Windsor, Canada, are on a record pace and could break a mark set in 2006.

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MSHA Appeal Challenged

nssga200x92September 9, 2013 – NSSGA is getting set to drill MSHA. The association’s Executive Committee has approved taking legal action against an appeal by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration of an administrative law judge’s decision to overturn an enforcement citation the agency issued in North Carolina in 2012.

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Stone Production Surges Higher

usgsAugust 29, 2013 – Domestic production levels for construction materials (cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, and gypsum) in the second quarter of 2013 increased substantially compared with levels in the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results released by USGS, due to seasonal fluctuations influenced by weather conditions.

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Baltimore and More

NSSGAAugust 28, 2013 – I am blogging live this week from Baltimore, where I am attending a special AGG1 2015 planning meeting hosted by NSSGA. It was great to sit around a table and swap ideas and share concerns with representatives of many U.S. manufacturers of aggregates equipment, and a select group of high-level stone producers, not to mention a state association executive and a few other people. In addition, it was great to meet new NSSGA President Michael Johnson. The 2015 AGG1 show is going to be a good one. And it will be here before we know it.