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Here’s Dave

In this issue, we feature an exclusive op-ed written by David G. Zatezalo, assistant secretary mine safety and health. As the head of MSHA, he has the important job of overseeing that agency’s enforcement efforts and industry outreach.

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FIRST LOOK - OCTOBER 2018

Cemex Makes Acquisition - U.S. Concrete Expands in Texas - Superior Holds Dealer Event

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BASF Panel Discussion Focuses on Mixing Concrete in Space

For many years engineers have dreamed about building habitable structures on the Moon or Mars. Those structures will have to be sturdy and stable, which begs the question, why not use concrete?

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Virginia Recognizes Quarries for Safety and Reclamation

Virginia’s mineral-mining industry recognized mining operations for an exemplary safety record and for outstanding reclamation of mined land during 2017. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA) award mines and miners annually for outstanding work in these areas. 

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Missouri Quarries Launch Target Zero Safety Program

Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) members Capital Quarries and Capital Materials, divisions of Farmer Holding Co. (FHC), recently launched a new safety program, Target Zero, at their sites across Missouri. The program focuses on preventing complacency and reminds employees they have choices to make when ensuring their own and other employees safety. 

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