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September 2013

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PG South Carolina Martin Marietta Materials officials have filed a petition to rezone just under 400 acres of company property from agricultural to heavy industrial in order to expand operations at its Jamestown Quarry. The Post and Courier reports that Martin Marietta purchased the property about a year ago. While a number of residents attended public hearings to protest the request, a retired principal told the newspaper that his church, located across from the operation, used to experience sinkholes when previous owners operated the quarry. He noted that the quarry has done an about-face in terms of working with the community since being acquired by Martin Marietta. It's Dangerous Out There Tennessee Western Farm Products, LLC is appealing a decision by Sumner County Chancellor Tom Gray that denies a zoning change it needs to develop a quarry in Castalian Springs. The Tennessean reports that the chancellor upheld the Sumner County Zoning Board's decision to deny the change. An attorney for the county told the newspaper that the county believes it has a valid position. The appeals process is expected to last about a year. An attorney for the operator has said his client was prepared to appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court. ALWAYS BE SAFE Whether you work off the road or over the road, Bridgestone wants you to make safety your first concern. Maintaining a safe workplace and reinforcing safety rules contributes to a more productive operation and reduces costs. If you need a better reason, it saves lives. Wisconsin One of four burglars involved in a series of 2011 robberies, including a sand and gravel business, was sentenced to 7.5 years of probation. According to Stevens Point Journal Media, Ben Jovanovich received the sentence for a series of 17 burglaries. Charges also included recklessly endangering safety; a charge stemming from the theft of wire stolen from machines at Wimme Sand and Gravel that could have resulted in employees being electrocuted. He is the third burglar to be sentenced. Previously, Nick Luke received a 12-year prison sentence, and Zachary Deyo received a 10-year sentence. Prosecutors sought a prison sentence for Jovanovich. The fourth burglar, Bradley Stemper, will be sentenced Oct. 2. LESSONS IN SAFETY There is simply nothing more important than starting your shift safely and getting your people home without harm. That's why we've produced a series of short videos that you can use in safety meetings or at shift start. Access them at bridgestoneminingsolutions .com/safety and select from a range of topics. Province News Dufferin Aggregates has offered $1.5 million worth of aggregate to the County of Brant as it continues discussions on road upgrades for its property on Watts Pond Road in Paris. The Brantford Expositor reports that Dufferin's permit requires it to rebuild portions of the road leading to its entrance, however a spokesperson for Dufferin explained that the operator is willing to go beyond what's required and provide the material to the county to be used over a 10-year cycle. The discussion is expected to continue during the public works committee's next meeting. Province News Bridgestone Commercial Solutions For your nearest Bridgestone Authorized Dealer, visit our website ©2013 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Text INFO to 205-289-3782 or visit 8 BAN120164_Equip World Fractional Ad 1 1 Untitled-59 1 Aggregates Manager September 2013 DATE 12.19.12 StateNews_AGRM0913.indd 8 CLIENT Bandag Plans to build a megaquarry an hour and a half north of Toronto appear to be dead following an agreement for the sale of the land. Boston-based financier Baupost Group agreed to sell 6,500 acres in Dufferin County to Bonnefield Financial, an Ottawa-based farmland investment group. According to the Ottawa Citizen, financial details were not disclosed, but Bonnefield President Tom Eisenhauer acknowledged that the price was more than $50 million. If the 2,200-acre operation had been developed, it would have been the largest quarry in Canada, the newspaper reports. 12/19/12 2:19 PM 6/13/13 8:55 AM JOB # BAN120164 INITIALS CD Rob P. DATE 8/16/13 2:16 PM

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