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General Shale Receives Top Virginia Award for Reclamation Efforts

North American brick, stone and concrete-block manufacturer General Shale has been recognized by the commonwealth of Virginia for exceptional reclamation efforts at a former excavation site. The company was awarded the state’s top reclamation honor for 2015, given jointly by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Division of Mineral Mining (DMM) and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA).

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New-Home Sales Fall 6.8 Percent in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 units in June, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

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New MSHA Online Training Tool Helps Report Injuries

To assist mine operators and contractors in complying with federal regulations to report accidents, illnesses and injuries, MSHA has created a new interactive, online training tool.

 

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Polaris Opens California Aggregates Terminal

Polaris Materials Corp. is reporting that on July 19, a self-discharging Panamax ship carrying 77,000 tons of aggregates from the Orca sand and gravel quarry, made the first delivery into the company's new terminal in the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

 

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