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MSHA Touts Results of April Impact Inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 90 citations and three orders during special impact inspections at 10 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines in April 2016.

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Nonmetallic Mineral Products Index Increases

The nonmetallic mineral products industry leading index increased 1.6 percent to 249.7 in April from a revised 245.7 in March, and its six -month smoothed growth rate increased to 2.4 percent from a revised -0.2 percent in March, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Komatsu Unveils Intelligent Machine Control Units

KOMATSUKomatsu America Corp. introduced two new Intelligent Machine Control excavators – the PC360LCi-11 and PC490LCi-11 – and the D155AXi-8 Radio Controlled Dozer during a media event at the company’s customer center in Cartersville, Ga. Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith participated in the event.

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Symposium Features Frank Infrastructure Perspectives

Agency, academic and private-sector officials assessed long-range infrastructure planning against demographic changes, technology developments and funding mechanisms during a Northwestern University Transportation Center-hosted symposium, staged to release the Association of Equipment Manufacturers-commissioned “Mobility 2050” study.

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AAA Says Driving Concerns are Congestion; Unsafe Roads

Nearly 56 percent of U.S. drivers are planning a road trip this summer. Travelers hitting the road will pay the lowest summer gas prices since 2005. Today’s national average for a gallon of gas is $2.26, 45 cents less than last year. More than half of Americans say low gas prices are the reason they will travel this summer, but nearly 70 percent are concerned about the condition of U.S. roads for their trip.

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