Aggregates Manager

October 2013

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PG South Carolina Coldspring, formerly Cold Spring Granite, agreed to an extension of its conditional-use permit review until Dec. 31, the St. Cloud Times reports. The community's zoning board of appeals is currently reviewing the operator's permit application to open a new 30-acre granite quarry and processing area at its site, where it currently operates on 210 acres. The zoning board held a public hearing in August to discuss the request, but then tabled the item to have more time to review the application. It is expected to consider the application at its Oct. 15 meeting. The operator and the city "will continue to develop materials in response to issues raised during the public hearing" the paper reported, with information being made available on the city's website. It's Dangerous Out There ALWAYS BE SAFE Utah Texas 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. The communities of Grandfalls and Imperial are experiencing a longer commute from one to the other. According to CBS 7 News, a rut in the road led to the closure of a bridge between the two towns. The former 5- to 10-minute commute now takes approximately 30 minutes. No timeline has been set for the repair of the bridge. The Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decided to withdraw the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry from its scheduled oil and gas auction after doubts surfaced about whether the property was available for mineral development. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the tourist destination was covered in three parcels identified for auction, but public comments noted that the quarry was unavailable for leasing under the BLM's own planning documents. LESSONS IN SAFETY There is simply nothing more important than starting your shift safely and getting your people home without harm. Wisconsin According to the Post Crescent, attendees were able to participate in the 15th Annual Quarry Quest, a family event held at Michels Materials' quarry in Neenah on Sept. 14. The event, sponsored by Michels Materials, Miron Construction, FABCO Equipment, and Operating Engineers Local 139, offered a number of new activities for families, including: pebble picking, where kids could dig through a pile of pebbles to create their own rock collection; stones in the field, an educational session about how aggregates are used in homebuilding and road construction; circle of asphalt, where kids raced Big Wheels around an asphalt speedway; lime time, which allowed participants to explore the various uses of lime; and what's next, which outlined various ways mines are reclaimed. 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 The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board voted to deny permits to allow the Bridgeport frac sand mining project to take place within the Riverway boundary. reports that the board voted 6-2 against the recommendation of the organization's executive director, Mark Cupp, to deny permits requested by Pattison Sand Co. and four area landowners. The decision reportedly affects 53 of Pattison Sand's 305 acres. The operator also leases land from one of the landowners who made a request. Approximately 80 of the 222 leased acres are also impacted. The board heard more than two hours of testimony on the permit request, with only the owner of Prairie Sand and Gravel speaking in favor of the permit. 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 6 BAN120164_Equip World Fractional Ad 1 1 Untitled-59 1 Aggregates Manager October 2013 DATE 12.19.12 StateNews_AGRM1013.indd 6 CLIENT Bandag 12/19/12 2:19 PM 6/13/13 8:55 AM JOB # BAN120164 INITIALS CD Rob P. DATE 9/18/13 3:28 PM

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