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Construction and Industrial Materials: Essential, Beneficial, Sustainable

A steady supply of construction and industrial materials are essential to the California Dream and our quality of life. In the same way we need water and power facilities, a reliable, local supply of construction and industrial materials is essential to modern society.  Try to imagine a world without rock, sand, gravel, concrete and industrial minerals. There would be no homes, highways, hospitals and schools. There would be no bridges, dams, solar panels, computers, life-saving medicines or many of the products we use each and every day.
The environmental and economic value and benefit of our industry is everywhere you look.
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  • Report Card for California's Infrastructure - The Grades

    Today in Sacramento, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases their 2019 Report Card for California's Infrastructure.  You can catch the reports as they become available on their website at http://ascecareportcard.org/. This report comes the week we commemorate the sesquicentennial of the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.  

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  • CalCIMA Files Lawsuit Seeking to Protect Mineral Resources

    SACRAMENTO — The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association ("CalCIMA") filed a lawsuit in Superior Court seeking to set aside Ventura County's approval of a sweeping, first of its kind, wildlife corridor zoning designation impacting thousands of acres of land.

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  • Her Head Was In The Stars. Her Work Took Care Of Things Back Here On Earth.

    While mining is still a male-dominated industry, there are plenty of women filling valuable roles in the sector. Here is the story of one who helped pave the way working in underground and open-pit copper mines, builting solid booster rocket engines, and managing environmental, health, and safety issues.   

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