AEM, MSHA form Alliance for Safe Equipment Operation
- Published: Monday, 21 September 2015 16:33
- Written by Rock Products News
Nationwide housing starts dropped 3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.126 million units in August, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance rose 3.5 percent to a rate of 1.170 million.
Construction employment expanded in 36 states and the District of Columbia between August 2014 and August 2015 while only 25 states added jobs between July and August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that job gains may be lagging as many firms report they are having a hard time finding qualified workers to employ.
On Aug. 29, Grove Stone & Sand Co.’s Black Mountain, N.C., operation hosted a race described as “one of the grittiest courses in the Spartan venue,” on the Reebok Spartan website. In deciding to host the race, Grove Stone knew that it had a unique opportunity to share its property with outdoor enthusiasts and provide a boost to the local economy.