Rhode Island Quarry Hit With EPA Fine
- Published: Monday, 01 December 2014 15:24
- Written by Rock Products News
MDU Resources Group Inc. named Jason L. Vollmer to the position of treasurer and director of cash and risk management, effective Nov. 29, to replace Douglass A. Mahowald, who will retire after nearly 33 years with the company.
An estimated 683 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2013. The estimated production for consumption in the first 9 months of 2014 was 1.64 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Crushed Stone Commodity Specialist Jason Willett.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its fall regulatory agenda Nov. 24. The agency states that it is on track in conducting the rulemaking on reform of civil penalties; comments are due Jan. 9, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
In a scathing report on America's infrastructure, the venerable CBS News program 60 Minutes, as part of its Sunday, Nov. 23 broadcast, illustrated in the gravest terms the dire conditions of America's roads and bridges – and indicted congressional inaction on this major issue.