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Miles Traveled Vs. Gas Tax

pumpSept. 6, 2016 – With $14.2 million in grants awarded to seven states, The Federal Highway Administration has started to roll out its small FAST Act-funded program to test out vehicle miles traveled as a replacement for the gas tax.

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Going Global

Green GlobeAug. 24, 2016 – According to the latest market report published by Persistence Market Research, the global construction aggregates market is anticipated to witness a year-over-year growth of 6.3 percent in 2016.

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Taking Safety to the Community

Dolese BrosAug 3, 2016 – Dolese Bros. Co. knows a little something about community outreach. The company donated to the Comanche County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office initiative for the National Child Safety Council. Its contribution will provide needed support to aid children and elderly residents in Comanche County and provide assistance to more than 30 area public schools.

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Lafarge Open House: Opening Doors

lafarge logoAug. 1, 2016 – Sometimes you have to take it right to the community. Lafarge North America, seeking to open a new quarry in Lockport, N.Y., is offering the community a chance to tour its existing quarry.

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Senator Has a Blast

5789381969c63.imageJuly 25, 2016 – Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. recently hosted Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.,) for a site visit at the Mitchells Quarry near Culpeper, Va. The senator saw first-hand how the quarry uses drones to monitor blasts in the 50-acre quarry. “We use drones for about every other blast to understand if we’re using the right amount of explosives,” Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. owner Ed Dalrymple told the Culpeper Star-Exponent. The senator co-founded communications technology firm Nextel and is a proponent of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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