Aggregates Production Dips in Fourth Quarter; Up for Year

An estimated 556 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2015. The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2016 was 2.33 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 3 percent compared with that of 2015, according to Jason Willet, U.S. Geological Survey crushed stone commodity specialist.

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Civil Engineers Sound Alarm Bells on Condition of Infrastructure

Our country’s infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention and ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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Study: U.S. Aggregates Market to Hit 2.8 Gt by 2019

Sales of construction aggregates in the United States are forecast to expand at a 2.9 percent annual pace through 2019 to 2.8 billion metric tons (Gt), continuing to recover from the steep declines that occurred as a result of the country's 2007-2009 economic recession and outperforming both its North American neighbors.

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Technology on the Forefront at ConExpo-Con/Agg

From the Tech Experience to cutting-edge technologies on display in exhibitors’ booths throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, revolutionary technology served as a focal point on the first day of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

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Oldcastle Buys Mulzer Crushed Stone

Tell City, Ind.-based Mulzer Crushed Stone has been purchased by Oldcastle Materials. Oldcastle also concluded several smaller stone, aggregate and asphalt transactions in Connecticut, Minnesota, Washington and Montreal that complement the company's South, North, Central and West Divisions, along with CRH Canada.

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