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Martin Receives Mark S. Walsh Leadership Award

NOTD NSSGAYL 150Rod Martin received the 2016 Mark S. Walsh Leadership Award at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Young Leaders Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Martin is the third-generation executive of Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Martin Stone Quarries Inc..

 

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Vulcan First-Quarter Revenues Leap 20 Percent

Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2016. The company said it's first-quarter results reflect continued strong revenue growth and margin expansion. Total revenues increased $123 million, or 20 percent, to $755 million. Gross profit increased $87 million, or 112 percent, to $165 million.

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Maryland Stone Producers Honored for Safety

The Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA) recognized outstanding operators at their fourth annual safety banquet on April 22. Joseph Casper, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) vice president of safety, called attention to outstanding NSSGA producer members in the state, Aggregate Industries, Blue Grass Materials and Chaney Enterprises for success in eliminating injuries.

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Industry's Young Leaders Meet in Austin, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, and the annual National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Young Leaders (YL) meeting was no exception. Last week’s gathering in Austin was the largest YL meeting to-date with nearly 190 registered attendees, including Rock Products’ Associate Editor Josephine Smith.

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CEMEX Stakes Position on Climate Change

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. staked its position on climate change, by reaffirming its commitment to the recently signed Paris Agreement. CEMEX said it agrees with the vast majority of the scientific community that the benefits of mitigating global warming will by far outweigh any costs to achieve this goal, and welcomes the ambitious targets, the bottom-up commitments from signatory Countries, and the prominent role of market mechanisms in the Paris Agreement.

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