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Frac Sand Insider Conference Draws Attendees; Protestors

Rock Products held its third Frac Sand Insider conference May 10-11 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. Almost 300 people attended the event, which was highlighted by an educational program, expo and social events.

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TRIP Laments Deplorable Condition of Wisconsin Roads

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost Wisconsin motorists a total of $6 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,072 per driver in the state’s larger urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

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Dodge Momentum Index on the Move in April

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 0.6 percent in April to 116.5 from its revised March reading of 115.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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March Construction Spending Ticks Upward; Infrastructure on Roll

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during March 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,137.5 billion, 0.3 percent (±1.0 percent) above the revised February estimate of $1,133.6 billion.

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