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MINExpo Takes Center Stage

Billed as the world's largest mining show, MINExpo International 2016 kicks off Sept. 26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show is sponsored by the National Mining Association.

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Stockpile Reports Talks Inventory Management

Stockpile Reports, an inventory management system that aggregates and construction companies use to measure, manage, and audit materials inventory at scale, announced the release of its new Aerials Service.

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New Construction Starts Make Huge Jump

New construction starts in August soared 21 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $711.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, following lackluster activity in July. The August rise for total construction starts featured an especially elevated amount for nonresidential building, which was helped by the start of a $3 billion petrochemical plant in Louisiana, the $1.7 billion Wynn Casino in the Boston area, and a $508 million terminal upgrade at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Congress Poised to Stiff State DOTs

Members of Congress are likely to go home and campaign for reelection without giving state Departments of Transportation the stability and ability to plan for infrastructure investments that were promised in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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