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John Deere Rolls Out New Iron at Arizona Event

PTP BOART 150John Deere welcomed the trade press, including Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith, to its Sacaton, Ariz., proving grounds on April 14 for a one-day event that highlighted its expanded production-class equipment.

 

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McLanahan Holds Frac Sand Processing Event

JD 150Frac sand producers are constantly challenged to do more with their resources. As regulations become stricter, they need to be fully aware of what solutions will ensure they are more productive, more efficient, and more profitable. To support frac sand producers and help further educate them on frac sand processing, McLanahan Corp., hosted its first Frac Sand Processing School in Eau Claire, Wis. on March 30.

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TRIP Report Warns that Texas Needs Road Improvements

Transportation improvements are needed to address deficient, crowded or congested roads, highways and bridges in Texas that threaten to stifle the state’s economic growth and development. This is according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research organization.

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ARTBA Honors Highway, Bridge, Tunnel Projects

Highway, bridge and tunnel projects from Arizona, New Jersey and Florida were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 16th annual “Globe Awards” event, held April 14 in the Nation’s Capital as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program.

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MSHA 2014 Statistics Cite Higher Death Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released preliminary data for calendar year 2014 and updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page. The charts include information on inspections; violations; number of mines and miners; and fatality and injury rates for coal, metal and nonmetal, and all mining. The data show that, while the 2014 overall operator-reported injury rate improved from the prior year to an historic low, the number of mining deaths and fatality rates increased, driven by an increased number of mining deaths in the metal and nonmetal sector.

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