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Granite Construction Launches Redesigned Website

Granite Construction Inc. announced the launch of its newly redesigned corporate website, GraniteConstruction.com. Based on the theme "Building Value Together," the brand essence of the site focuses on the "strength of our partnerships and the power of building better together with our clients, our employees and our partners," the company said.

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Polaris Stymied in First Quarter

Polaris announced that sales volumes in Q1 2016 were 516,000 tons which was modestly below its expected range of 550,000 to 600,000 tons. The company said heavy rain in its key markets, as well as scheduled maintenance at one of its Bay Area delivery points, continued to impact volumes.

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Third Metal/Nonmetal Fatality Reported

On March 22, a 42-year-old lead man with six years of mining experience was fatally injured at a Martin Marietta Materials plant when he was struck by fly rock from blasting operations. The lead man was parked in his pickup truck at a location to prevent others from accessing the blasting site. He was approximately 1,200 ft. from the blast area.

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Safety Achievements Highlighted at MSHA Conference

Aggregates operators attained a historically low injury rate in 2015, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Vice President for Safety Joseph Casper said at the MSHA South Central District Conference, held in Dallas on March 30.

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