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 IME Applauds Senate Passage of Mining Schools Act
07/11/2024

IME Applauds Senate Passage of Mining Schools Act

The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) applauds the bipartisan efforts of Chairman Joe Manchin (I-WV) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY) in the United States Senate to pass the Mining Schools Act of 2023 (S. 912), which will provide much-needed funding to recruit and educate tomorrow’s mining engineers.

Explosives Build America:  Economic Impact Study Highlights Critical Role of Commercial Explosives in Building the U.S. Economy
05/21/2024

Explosives Build America: Economic Impact Study Highlights Critical Role of Commercial Explosives in Building the U.S. Economy

The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) today released its first-ever economic impact study highlighting the importance of the commercial explosives industry at the national, state, and congressional district levels.

IME’s Hoffman Recognized with ISEE President’s Award for Service to the Commercial Explosives Industry
01/25/2024

IME’s Hoffman Recognized with ISEE President’s Award for Service to the Commercial Explosives Industry

IME director of scientific and regulatory affairs Josh Hoffman receives the ISEE President's Award for contributions and service to the explosives industry.

IME Endorses the Transportation Security Screening Modernization Act
12/06/2023

IME Endorses the Transportation Security Screening Modernization Act

Commercial Explosives Industry Joins Over 150 Organizations in Advocating for Congress to Reform Redundant Process

IME endorses legislation that will eliminate duplicative background checks and fees for the nation's essential transportation workers.

IME Recognizes Four Member Companies With Highest Award for Safety in 2022
10/20/2023

IME Recognizes Four Member Companies With Highest Award for Safety in 2022

During the Institute of Makers of Explosives Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, the IME recognized four member companies with the prestigious Tricia Appleton Award for Safety for 2022.

IME’s Awards Five Safety and Health Certificates of Excellence for 2022
10/20/2023

IME’s Awards Five Safety and Health Certificates of Excellence for 2022

During the Institute of Makers of Explosives 2023 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, the IME awarded five member companies with its annual Safety and Health Certificate of Excellence for 2022.

IME Renews Safety Alliance with MSHA to Promote Safe, Healthy Mining Operations
10/17/2023

IME Renews Safety Alliance with MSHA to Promote Safe, Healthy Mining Operations

At the 2023 annual meeting of the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME), IME President Clark Mica and the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Administrator for Mine Safety and Health Enforcement Brian Goepfert announced the renewal of a collaborative relationship to continue fostering safe and healthy working conditions at the nation's mining operations.

Commercial Explosives Industry Applauds Legislation to Incentivize Hiring and Retaining CDL Drivers
09/19/2023

Commercial Explosives Industry Applauds Legislation to Incentivize Hiring and Retaining CDL Drivers

IME Urges Amendment to Include Class B Drivers for HazMat

The Strengthening Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act would provide a $7,500 tax credit for each qualified licensed commercial truck driver and up to $10,000 in tax credits for each employee registered in trucking apprenticeships.

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