NSSGA Announces Support for Rock Products A+E Conference

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced that it will take a supporting role for Rock Products’ Automation & Energy Conference. Taking place November 19-21, 2013, in Atlanta at the Galleria Centre, the Automation & Energy Conference will provide the aggregate and construction-materials community with information and resources to make the most of automation opportunities and energy efficiencies…

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ARTBA: Highway Works Declines

Bright spots in the growth of airport, rail, transit, port and waterway construction have been overshadowed by a six percent decline in the real value of highway pavement work, according to the latest American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Contractors completed $8.4 billion in pavement construction work between January and April 2013, compared…

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May 2013 Construction Up Slightly

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during May 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $874.9 billion, 0.5 percent (±1.6 percent) above the revised April estimate of $870.3 billion. The May figure is 5.4 percent (±2.1 percent) above the May 2012 estimate of $830.4 billion.

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MSHA Announces Fatality

MSHA reports that on June 13, 2013, a 50-year-old mechanic with 15 years of experience was killed at a stone operation. He was operating a 35-ton articulated haul truck down a haul road. The truck went out of control and hit a berm, propelling it in the air. The truck came to a stop with the bed overturned and the…

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Bored with Wallboard

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July 1, 2013 – In keeping with its previously announced strategy to focus on its core businesses: cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, Lafarge announces the sale of its subsidiary’s North American Gypsum assets at an enterprise value of $700 million to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

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