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NSSGA Names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground Inc., Springfield, Mo., has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2014 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. The award, established nearly 30 years ago, recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy operating practices within his company and the industry.

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EPA: Spent Foundry Sands Yield Environmental Benefits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Ohio State University, released a risk assessment concluding that silica-based spent foundry sands from iron, steel and aluminum foundries, when used in certain soil-related applications, are protective of human health and the environment, and yield environmental benefits.

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AGC Notes Monthly Construction Spending Dip

Construction spending edged down in November but outlays for the year remained on track for a modest increase over 2013 totals, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said the new spending figures come as the group's members prepare a new push for action on a series of federal infrastructure programs, including funding for highway and transit upgrades and to maintain clean water systems across the country.

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in December

The Dodge Momentum Index rose in December, increasing 4.0 percent from a revised 123.8 in November to 128.7 in December according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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