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Stone Shipments Rise on St. Lawrence Seaway

With just one month left of the season, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments are expected to finish ahead of 2013 after a remarkable year of grain exports and steel imports. Stone shipments from March 25 to November 30 totaled 370,000 metric tons, up 9 percent over the same period last year, according to The Chamber of Marine Commerce.

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MSHA Marks National Miners Day

On Dec. 6, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration marks National Miners Day, designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners, both past and present. The date commemorates the worst industrial mine accident in American history when 362 miners perished in an explosion at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, West Virginia, on this date in 1907.

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Highway Materials Group Meets With McConnell; Stresses Infrastructure

Members of the Highway Materials Group (HMG) met with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.), in his U.S. Capitol office Dec. 3 to discuss surface transportation infrastructure and the need to increase investment in the program long before the expiration of current law next May.

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Vulcan Materials Wins Environmental Award

Vulcan Materials Co. has been awarded the prestigious Conservation Education Award at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 26th Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation. Vulcan was recognized for its outstanding national legacy in the pursuit of excellence in wildlife habitat conservation education and outreach.

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