Source: Mining Media International, Denver
Mining Media (which also owns Concrete Products) has acquired long-standing title Mine & Quarry Trader (MQT) from Penton Business Media, Inc., effective immediately; terms were not disclosed. The 35-year-old MQT will be combined with Mining Media’s Quarry Equipment Marketplace (QEM) to create a distribution solution for buyers and sellers in the aggregates, mining, quarrying, recycling and related industries. As a result of this merger, Concrete Products, Rock Products and Cement Americas readers who have been receiving QEM will now receive MQT in its place.
Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich
Applications are being accepted through October 7 for the ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship program for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Foundation is offering eight $7,000 to $10,000 fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying concrete-related subjects.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.
Using 2009 statistics, USGS has produced its yearly Top 100 list of sand and gravel producers in the nation. Unlike the top crushed stone rankings released earlier this year with no change in the top 13 companies from the previous year, the sand and gravel list has a new number one: Atlanta-based Oldcastle Materials, which moved ahead of Houston’s Cemex. At the number three spot, Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan Materials Co. switched places from the previous year with Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas.
Source: LeClairRyan, Richmond, Va.
In an August 4 webinar, “NLRB and DOL Step on the Gas: Implications for Employers,” LeClairRyan Partner Mark Goodwin will discuss recent National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor actions in support of organized labor,