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AGG1 to Focus on Industry Trends

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2015’s in-depth education programming will provide industry professionals with practical, “real-world” knowledge they can use in their business operations and on the jobsite, according to the show organizers.

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EPA: Spent Foundry Sands Yield Environmental Benefits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Ohio State University, released a risk assessment concluding that silica-based spent foundry sands from iron, steel and aluminum foundries, when used in certain soil-related applications, are protective of human health and the environment, and yield environmental benefits.

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NSSGA Names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground Inc., Springfield, Mo., has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2014 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. The award, established nearly 30 years ago, recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy operating practices within his company and the industry.

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in December

The Dodge Momentum Index rose in December, increasing 4.0 percent from a revised 123.8 in November to 128.7 in December according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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