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In response to the recent New York Times article about the Beryllium Rule, Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism, ABMA identifies the lack of distinction between differing forms of beryllium and the consequential effects of presenting information in this misleading way. ABMA also separates myth from reality as this Rule relates to [Read More]

PaintSquare Featured Perspective: OSHA’s Overreaching Beryllium Rules

On January 9, OSHA finalized a sweeping set of beryllium rules. In a PaintSquare article, Mark Mummert of Mummert Environmental Consulting, Inc., provides a valuable perspective on the new regulations and calls on the industry to repeal these rules before they ever go into effect. To view the full article, click here.        [Read More]

U.S. Minerals announces new President and CEO

Michael Johnston succeeded Fred Vukas effective February 16, 2015 as President and CEO. Mr. Johnston held various senior leadership positions within the manufacturing and service sectors. Mike has held leadership positions at a number of General Electric business units as well as Black & Decker, Philips Consumer Electronics and two privately held companies. Fred Vukas [Read More]

U.S. Navy adds U.S. Minerals Anaconda, MT Facility to QPL

U.S. Minerals is pleased to announce that the Black Diamond, Iron Silicate Abrasives manufactured at the company’s Anaconda, MT location have been added by the U.S. Navy to the Qualified Products List MIL-22262B, AMD-2. Black Diamond abrasives are also approved for use by the California Air Resources Board. The product is available in a variety [Read More]

U.S. Minerals is pleased to announce the opening of their new processing facility in Anaconda, MT

The new processing facility plant is located on a raw material stockpile containing an estimated 43,000,000 tons of high quality iron silicate granules. This low free silica material will be processed in to roofing granules and abrasives for shipment in rail, truck and bulk bag quantities. Standard abrasive grades (1240, 2040, and 3060) are available [Read More]

U.S Minerals has completed construction of its newest production facility in Roberts, WI

This new facility will replace the former ATI- Black Diamond plant in Woodbury, MN. The new plant is equipped with the latest washing, crushing and screening capabilities to produce the highest quality roofing granules and abrasives available. Abrasives will be available in standard sizes and custom blends. Product can be shipped in bulk quantities or [Read More]

OSHA has proposed new rules for worker exposure to crystalline silica.

U.S. Minerals Black Magnum Coal Slag and Black Diamond Iron Silicate Abrasives are both low free (crystalline) silica options for your blasting abrasive needs. Contact U.S. Minerals today for pricing and additional information. Click here for OSHA’s fact sheet on the proposed rule making:

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