Top business group tracks regulators’ brick industry “dismantling”

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

A Chamber of Commerce report, “Regulatory Indifference Hurts Vulnerable Communities,” looks at the significant negative impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new air toxics standard, or Brick MACT rule, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed revisions to the silica permissible exposure limit (PEL) on American brick makers. Concurrent compliance measures will cost producers millions, authors contend, and devastate a threatened industry in which 75 percent of companies are small businesses.

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iPhone image processing technology expedites aggregate stockpile, bunker, bin measurement

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Sources: StockpileReports, Redmond, Wash.; CP staff

The developer of a digital image-based, inventory management portal is extending its capabilities from aggregate to concrete operations. First time exhibitor Stockpile Reports outlined at World of Concrete 2016 a subscription service with which producers can readily calculate and log aggregate bunker and bin volume with Apple device-captured images and by drone.

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