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Lhoist North America to Increase Prices

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Lhoist North America will be increasing year-over-year market prices for most of its products, subject to existing contractual commitments.

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ARTBA Forecast: Modest Growth in Transportation Construction

Total transportation construction and related market activity is expected to grow 1.3 percent in 2017, driven largely by increases in highway and bridge private construction activity supporting residential and commercial developments, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief economist, Dr. Alison Premo Black.

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MSHA Hits Aggregates, Cement Plants With Impact Inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced federal inspectors issued 130 citations and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in October 2016.

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Luck Stone, Mellott Partner on New Quarry Project

Luck Stone announced that the company will open a new quarry in Prince Edward County, approximately five miles west of downtown Farmville, Va. Luck Stone anticipates that the site, which is located along U.S. Route 460, will be open for business in the summer of 2017. 

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U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Down 25 Percent

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.

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