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Death Toll In Cupertino Now at Three

LehighCement-LogoOctober 6, 2011 – This is an update on the situation first reported here yesterday at Lehigh Hanson's Permanente Cement Plant and quarry in Cupertino, Calif. Three people are now confirmed dead, and seven more have been treated for gunshot wounds at hospitals, after an employee went on a shooting rampage. Authorities identified the dead as Mark Muñoz, 59, of San Jose, John Vallejos, 51, of San Jose, and Manuel Guadalupe Piñon, 48, of Newman, all employees of Lehigh.

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Man Kills Two at California Quarry

LehighCement-LogoOctober 5, 2011 — You wouldn’t think it could happen at a quarry. Two people were reported killed and six wounded in a shooting at a Lehigh quarry operation and cement plant located in the foothills above Cupertino, Calif.  The shooting happened during a shift-change meeting at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Permanente Plant at 24001 Stevens Creek Blvd., according to the Santa Clara County sheriff's office. Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the suspect, an employee of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant, then attempted to carjack a woman at Homestead Road and Tantau Avenue and shot her.

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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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