Silica Proposal Sparks Industry Pushback

Millions of workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica each year in many industries, including construction, mining, abrasives, tunneling, quarrying, cement and concrete, glass making, foundries and steel production, sandblasting, hydraulic fracturing operations, silica flour production, and pottery production. Prolonged overexposure can cause silicosis, lung cancer and a host of other deadly illnesses, according to the U.S Department Of Labor.

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Essroc, Cemex Swap Assets

Essroc has acquired a cement terminal in Indianapolis from Cemex as part of an asset exchange that included Essroc's bulk cement terminal in Charlotte, N.C. This transaction is a further strategic move for Essroc in its ongoing consolidation around core geographies and key operations.

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Dust Control Technology Sponsors Orphanage Event

Peoria, Ill.-based Dust Control Technology sponsored a day-long event to benefit the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, a boys’ orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The 41 young men who currently reside at the facility were treated to a full day of food and surfing on the grounds of the Cabo Surf Hotel, including lessons from professional instructors at the Mike Doyle Surf School. This was the third annual Carvin’ for Kids gathering – all three sponsored by Dust Control Technology. The company was also a supporter of the annual Casa Hogar fundraiser in 2013, which brought in more than $330,000 to support the orphanage and its efforts.

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