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GPS Grid Threatened

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is calling on Congress, Transportation Secretary LaHood and the Federal Communications Commission to stop the threat in the U.S. to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) posed by LightSquared, the company planning to deploy a nationwide broadband internet infrastructure of 40,000 ground stations.

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Becoming a Young Leader

By Josephine Smith

I had the opportunity to attend the recent NSSGA Young Leaders Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The YL meeting is a way for the younger generation (age 40 and below) to develop leadership and management skills, build a national network of industry professionals and to discuss and address industry topics.

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Booking New Business

Every few years, some author releases a novel with a connection to the aggregates industry. A few years ago, Sue Grafton gave us “Q is for Quarry,” a murder mystery that is part of her ongoing series featuring detective Kinsey Millhone.

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Rocks, and Rock and Roll

Quarries, rocks, stones and gravel – and rock and roll – just seem to go together. It was an early indication that something was up when John Lennon named his first band The Quarrymen. The Quarrymen took their name from a line in the school song of Quarry Bank High School, which Lennon and most of the other original group members attended.  Now what was the name of that other band he was in? I can’t quite recall.

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