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 •  February 14

AirGon, a subsidiary of GeoCue Group, is now the North American distributor for YellowScan. YellowScan, a France-based manufacturer of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) LIDAR scanning systems, set an agreement for AirGon to sell, train and support the product line. The YellowScan system choices range from from the mapping-grade YellowScan...

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 •  February 13

A Femco Holdings facility in Atlanta will serve as an authorized repair facility in the Southeast for KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens equipment. An agreement reached between the two companies allows Femco to provide factory-authorized maintenance, repair and warranty service on KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens equipment. “Through this agreement...

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 •  February 13

Bridgestone Americas Inc. named Marisa Blank as executive director of sales for commercial off-the-road (OTR) tires for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). The company says Blank will lead and develop sales growth strategies for the mining and construction industries and related segments, including aggregate, ports, roads and...

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 •  February 11

The latest budget deal struck late last week in Congress includes billions of dollars in additional funding for infrastructure. Specifically, the bipartisan Senate deal includes $20 billion for infrastructure investments and $89 billion for hurricane and wildfire relief, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports. The...

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 •  February 11

Cemex‘s consolidated net sales increased 4 percent during the fourth quarter of 2017, and they increased 3 percent for all of 2017 to $13.7 billion versus 2016. Operating earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) decreased 7 percent during the fourth quarter of 2017 to $625 million. Operating earnings before EBITDA...

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 •  February 7

Superior Industries expanded its relationship with Belt Tech Industrial, which will distribute its bulk processing and handling equipment. According to Superior, Belt Tech has already been distributing its line of conveyor components throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Now, with the extended relationship, Belt Tech will also distribute the...

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 •  February 3

Implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which was to take effect later this year, is now officially delayed until 2020. According to the New York Times, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt filed legal documents to suspend the rule for two years. The EPA is now tasked with...

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 •  January 26

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the decision that challenges to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule must be filed in federal district courts, reports the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). According to NSSGA, this decision could cause the rule, established by the U.S....

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 •  January 25

New construction starts in December climbed 12 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $733.3 billion and a Dodge Index of 155, reports Dodge Data & Analytics. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, for all of 2017, total construction starts grew 3 percent to $745.9 billion, which followed a 6 percent increase reported for...

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 •  January 22

Metso’s board of directors appointed CFO Eeva Sipilä as the company’s interim president and CEO as of Feb. 3. The current president and CEO, Nico Delvaux, will leave his duties on Feb. 2. His resignation was published on Dec. 18. The search for a new president and CEO is under way. Metso serves the mining, aggregate, recycling, oil, gas, pulp,...