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CEMEX Continues Fight for Soloedad Canyon Project

The decades-long battle over a CEMEX aggregates operation in the Santa Clarita Valley in California is far from over, even though the company's second 10-year mining contract officially expires on July 31.

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CEMEX Comes to Aid of Arizona Nonprofits

CEMEX USA announced that its philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation, has awarded grants to seven different nonprofit organizations across Arizona, and the funding is expected to help provide more than 130,000 meals for those in need and additional assistance to communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2021 ISEE Blasting Show Cancelled

The board of directors of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) announced that the 47th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique has been cancelled. The show was scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, in Orlando. The board came to this decision after considerable research into the viability of hosting a quality conference under the "prevailing conditions."

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Martin Marietta Aggregates Shipments Down; Gross Profit Up

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. reported results for the second quarter ended June 30. Revenues were $1.271 billion for the quarter, down from $1.279 billion in the second quarter of 2019; however, gross profit was a record $380 million versus $357 in the second quarter of 2019.

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The Shelly Company Banks on Drone-Based Aerial Intelligence

Drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider Kespry announced The Shelly Company is using the company’s platform for inventory management and mine planning. The Shelly Company is a major Ohio limestone, concrete and asphalt paving firm with more than 90 locations and 1,600 employees. It services 81 of 88 counties in the state.

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