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US coal producers reveal varying degrees of 2014 cost-cutting success
Production costs for a handful of U.S. coal producers declined in 2014, but some Illinois Basin producers actually reported higher costs, according to a cost-of-coal-sales-per-ton analysis by SNL Energy.
March 26, 2015 – Mining World

CWW Conveyor Systems Acquires Conveyor and Belt Line for Expanded Cat Mining Product Line
CWW Conveyor Systems, LLC (CWW) and Caterpillar Global Mining America LLC (Cat Global Mining) finalized a transaction on Mar. 20, 2015, through which CWW acquired Cat Global Mining's conveyor systems product group serving the United States, Canada and Mexico.
March 24, 2015 – AED News

Caterpillar upbeat about Chinese market: chair
Caterpillar has expressed confidence in its business in China and said it will continue to adhere to its strategy in the market.
March 24, 2015 – Want China Times

Luck elected chairman for NSSGA
Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, was elected 2015 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) during the NSSGA Board of Directors' meeting at the association's annual convention March 18.
March 24, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Insights on How Business-to-Business Exhibition Organizers Are Using Data Analytics Today
Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of two reports from a groundbreaking study on data analytics practices among business-to-business exhibition organizers.
March 23, 2015 – CEIR

U.S. Economy Sputters, Some Weakness Indicated
The U.S. economy has sputtered a bit in the early months of 2015. While it continues to grow modestly, several economic indicators are weaker than we would prefer.
March 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Atlantic Coal and Komatsu announce equipment partnership
Atlantic Coal, an anthracite coal mining company with interests in Pennsylvania, is entering an equipment and machinery partnership with manufacturer Komatsu for its Stockton anthracite coal mine.
March 20, 2015 – Mining World

How to Amp Up Your Event with Disruptive Marketing
The buzzword of the moment? Disruptive marketing. One of the most popular new business terms in leadership circles right now, it's an innovative and unpredictable approach to customer outreach.
March 17, 2015 – Collaborate

XCMG launches mobile screen
Chinese construction equipment manufacturer XCMG has moved into a new product area with the launch of a mobile screening unit
March 17, 2015 – International Construction

Japan grows its coal capacity
In order to assuage shortfalls from the closure of its nuclear power plants, Japan is expanding its coal capacity.
March 17, 2015 – Mining World

Peru economy grows 1.7 pct in January as mining rebounds
Peru's economy grew at a weaker-than-expected 1.68 percent in January from a year earlier, state statistics agency Inei confirmed on Monday, with a rebound in the mining sector offsetting a drop in construction.
March 16, 2015 – Reuters

Global Developments Hurt U.S. Exports
Global developments could hurt the ability of manufacturers in the United States to grow exports.
March 16, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

China has resilience to keep economy growing: Premier
China has the potential, resilience and room to keep its economy growing within a rational range, Premier Li Keqiang said at a press conference at the end of the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on Sunday.
March 15, 2015 – Asia One

Peru says economy likely to grow by 4.2 pct in 2015
Peru's commodities-powered economy will likely grow at 4.2 percent in 2015, the economy ministry said on Wednesday, a rate that is slower than previously forecast.
March 11, 2015 – Reuters

Headwinds Affect Manufacturing Outlook in Latest Survey
Sluggish growth abroad, a stronger U.S. dollar, the West Coast ports slowdown, still-cautious consumers and sharply lower energy prices have combined to provide a significant headwind for many manufacturers.
March 9, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Five innovation killers lurking within businesses
The work of innovative thinkers is why the world has smartphones, laptop computers, toaster ovens and numerous other gadgets and creative approaches to problem solving. Yet groundbreaking ideas aren't always welcome in the corporate world or within other institutions.
March 9, 2015 – AG Professional

Cat, Uptake Create Analytics Solutions for Predictive Diagnostics
To help customers around the world better understand the health of their equipment and optimize machine availability, Caterpillar Inc. has entered into a technology and predictive analytics agreement with Uptake, provider of a dynamic analytics and insight platform for a wide array of industries.
March 6, 2015 – forconstructionpros.com

Softness Seen in Recent Economic Indicators
While manufacturers remain mostly optimistic in their outlook, we have seen softness in a number of recent economic indicators.
March 4, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Waters rule to be tweaked, not withdrawn
Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reiterated at a House Appropriations Committee hearing that the agency plans to release an altered Waters of the U.S. rule this spring. According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), McCarthy confirmed that the final rule would differ significantly from the original draft.
March 4, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Aggregates Production Rose 7 Percent in Fourth Quarter
An estimated 540 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013.
February 28, 2015 – Rock Products

Major Wire names Burch as new dealer
Major Wire Industries named Burch Materials & Supplies as its newest aggregates and mining screen media dealer.
February 27, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Lobbying Powerhouses Duke It Out Over Ex-Im Reauthorization
Representatives of more than 600 manufacturers and businesses from 41 states descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to encourage lawmakers to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
February 27, 2015 – The Daily Caller

Cummins Opens New Generator Manufacturing Facility
Cummins Generator Technologies has announced the opening of a new purpose-built production facility dedicated to the manufacture and assembly of its Stamford P80 alternator range.
February 26, 2015 – Diesel Progress

Columbia coal output close to govt forecast
Columbia, the world's fourth biggest coal exporter, saw output only fall slightly short of government forecasts despite long running issues with its second biggest exporter Drummond.
February 26, 2015 – Mining World

Businesses to descend on DC for Ex-Im push
Nearly 700 businesses of all sizes will flood Congress this week to tell Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
February 24, 2015 – The Hill

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