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Vulcan to Acquire Tennessee Operations

Vulcan Materials Co. has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Lebanon, Tenn.-based LoJac Holdings Corp.'s asphalt, construction, safety and Monterey operations, according to The Tennessean.

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Summit Materials Acquires Colorado, Arkansas Operations

Summit Materials Inc. entered into definitive agreements to acquire Colorado-based Everist Materials, LLC and Arkansas-based Razorback Concrete Co., subject to customary closing conditions. Both transactions are expected to close on or before Feb. 28, 2017.

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NSSGA Looks Forward to New Congressional Activity

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is looking forward to a new Congress and session. For the first time in 88 years, a Republican majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate will welcome a new president of the same party.

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Construction Spending Highest in 10 Years

Gains in all three major construction categories pushed total construction to its highest point since April 2006 when a housing expansion fueled a building boom.

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2016 Was Record Low Year for Mining Fatalities

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) indicate that in 2016, 25 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines – down from 29 in 2015. The figure represents the lowest number of mining deaths ever recorded and only the second year that mining deaths dropped below 30. Currently, approximately 330,000 miners work in more than 13,000 U.S. mines.

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