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Bill Doran and Kevin Yanik talk MSHA. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sponsored: Looking back on the Zatezalo era at MSHA

January 25, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran reflects on assistant secretary David Zatezalo’s three-plus years at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), detailing what his legacy there is and what its lasting effects might be.

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Four highway funding questions for AASHTO

January 25, 2021By

Susan Howard of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) offers insights on the year ahead as it relates to highway funding.

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Sponsored: Looking ahead to MSHA’s next assistant secretary

January 20, 2021By and

The change in administration means the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will eventually have a new assistant secretary. When can the industry expect a new MSHA chief to be in place, and what sort of leadership is anticipated?

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Dodge Data: Construction starts end 2020 on sour note

January 19, 2021By

Broad-based weakness pulled construction starts lower in December, Dodge Data & Analytics reports.

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Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021

January 14, 2021By

Businesses can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

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Great Lakes limestone trade down 14 percent in 2020

January 14, 2021By

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes decreased 26.6 million tons in 2020, compared to the prior year, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

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Sponsored: MSHA’s shifting approach to COVID-19

January 13, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran expects a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard to emerge from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) soon after Joe Biden takes up the presidency. What might the standard consist of? Doran offers perspective.

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Visualizing the future of industry trade shows

January 11, 2021By

What’s ahead for aggregate industry trade shows is somewhat uncertain as aggregate producers adapt to new ways of doing business.

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