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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported the ninth fatality of 2017 in the metal/nonmetal sector. The Fall of Material incident happened at Argos USA's Roberta cement plant in Alabama.

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Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 17 Percent

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago. September’s loadings were also 5.5 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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Construction Spending Rises; Highways Decline

Construction spending during August 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3 billion, 0.5 percent (±1.3 percent) above the revised July estimate of $1,212.3 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Chaney Enterprises Now Offers Limestone Via Rail

Chaney Enterprises, a ready-mix concrete, aggregates and construction supplies producer, announced it will now offer limestone to its customers transported by a new railway just completed at the company’s plant in Waldorf, Md.

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U.S. Concrete to Buy Polaris; Vulcan Deal Terminated

U.S. Concrete Inc. announced that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with Vancouver, Canada-based Polaris Materials Corp. pursuant to which U.S. Concrete will acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of Polaris for C$3.40 per share in cash by way of a statutory plan of arrangement.

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