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JCB Machines Featured In New Film: Alien: Covenant

The “Alien” films make up a science-fiction horror franchise that depicts Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as “the Alien” or “Xenomorph.”

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This is a Story About Rings. Yes, Jewelry

Do you wear your wedding ring at work? How about when you engage in outdoor activities such as biking, running, skiing or snowboarding? Yeah, probably not.

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A Bridge to Tomorrow

Sustained funding and improved practices over the past 25 years have led to a steady improvement of the condition of U.S. bridges. The latest National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data released by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration reveals a remarkable decline of structurally deficient bridges to 55,309 (9 percent of nationwide inventory) in 2016 from 118,757 (21 percent of the inventory) back in 1992.

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150 Years of Dynamite

Explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel traces its roots back to Alfred Nobel and his pivotal invention of dynamite. The name dynamite is derived from the Greek word dýnamis, meaning power. This year marks 150 years of progression due to the power of dynamite.

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Help a Boy Scout Earn a Merit Badge

In February 2014, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) along with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) created a new merit badge, “Mining in Society,” which studies the history of mining, the purpose of the materials, reclamation and careers. There are numerous tasks that are required to earn the merit badge but there are specifically three that aggregates facilities can assist with.

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