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Lengthy Negotiations Net St. Marys Parent Prairie Material Sales

After at least six months of discussions, Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA) announced last week closing on an asset deal involving of one of the industry's largest independent ready mixed operators, Bridgeview, Ill.-based Prairie Material Sales Inc

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Nlrb Unloads Longshoremen's Claim To Cemex Barge Work

NLRB ruled late last month that Operating Engineers Local 3-represented Cemex Construction Materials L.P. employees are entitled to operate a bucket loader on an aggregate barge serving a San Francisco ready mixed plant, thus rejecting an International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 jurisdictional claim

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Feds Renew Silica Exposure Scrutiny

Revised guidance on skin protection against exposure to portland cement follows OSHA's recently announced National Emphasis Program (NEP) to target worksites where employees are at risk for developing silicosis

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