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Aggregate Producers Tout Use of Kespry Aerial Intelligence

Aerial intelligence solutions provider Kespry showcased the work of more than 170 aggregates customers at AGG1 in Houston, March 6-8. These organizations, including new Kespry aggregates customers CSA Materials, Stoneco of Michigan (a division of Oldcastle) and York Building Products, all use the Kespry industrial drone-based platform to manage stockpile inventories, plan mining operations and maximize revenue. 

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Vulcan's Grandin Sand Plant Earns WHC Certification

The team at the Vulcan Materials Co.'s Grandin Sand Plant in Melrose, Fla., has earned Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its commitment to managing a 14.4-acre on-site rookery.

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Lake Elected Chairman of NSSGA Board of Directors

Randy Lake, president, CRH Americas Materials, was elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) board of directors during the association’s Annual Convention in Houston.

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Cemex’s FEC Quarry Earns Community Relations Award

Three Cemex USA facilities in Florida received recognition from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for outstanding community involvement, and FEC Quarry in Miami led the way, earning the NSSGA’s coveted 2018 Platinum Award for Excellence in Community Relations.

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Industry Associations Blast Steel Tariffs

President Trump imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in a move that has been criticized by manufacturing businesses, industry groups and many in Congress. The tariffs, designed to favor U.S. industries over their foreign competitors, contain an initial exemption for Canada and Mexico. The move is seen as a negotiating tactic as the administration seeks broader trade concessions from both countries as it renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump is opening the door to exemptions for other countries as well, saying he will consider exemptions for other allies that change their trade policies with the United States.

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