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SME Releases 2016 Minerals Baby

The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) released the iconic “Minerals Baby” for 2016 that reflects an increase of more than 15,000 lb. per capita usage when compared with the previous year’s statistics. MEC annually calculates the amount of minerals and energy fuels that are consumed in the average lifetime of an American born in the current year.

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Carmeuse Lauds Its Mine Rescue Teams

After their outstanding performances in local and regional competitions earlier this year, the four mine rescue teams from Carmeuse Black River, Luttrell, Maysville and North Georgia once again demonstrated their skills and received significant recognition for their work during the 2016 National Mine Rescue Competition.

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Aggregate Industries Honored with Green Star Award

The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) honored the Aggregate Industries US Northeast Region with the Green Star Award during ELM’s annual Earth Night. Aggregate Industries was recognized for its dedication and commitment to creating a healthy environment and a future of clean energy.

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July Construction Starts Slip 2 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $586.3 billion, new construction starts in July fell 2 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. A steep drop by electric utilities pulled down the nonbuilding construction sector, which in turn contributed to the slight decline for total construction starts.

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