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MSHA Chief: POV Reforms Have Made Mines Safer

The pattern of violations reforms undertaken by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration have been “a game changer in mine safety and health culture,” Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main said as the reforms near their second anniversary.

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Vulcan Completes Six Acquisitions

Vulcan Materials Co. completed six acquisitions during the third quarter of this year that "further expand the company's footprint and reserve positions in the best markets in America," according to the company. The most recent acquisitions include five aggregates facilities and associated downstream assets in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., as well as an aggregates operation in Delaware serving Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Aggregates Poster, Calendar Part of Earth Science Week Toolkit

USGS BobRidky pic19The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF) is partnering with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) to support Earth Science Week 2014. MEC’s new poster “Hard Rock and the Rolling Stones: Aggregates” and the “Aggregates Matter” activity calendar page are part of AGI’s Earth Science Week Toolkit.

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NAM Study Details Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Investment

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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