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U.S. Shipments Down, Canadian Up on Great Lakes

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,348,040 tons in July, a decrease of 18 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers Association. July’s loadings were also 14 percent below the month’s five-year average. 

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Georgia Associations Advocate for Aggregates

The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA) has spent the summer advocating for the industry and bringing lawmakers to local operations, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Graymont Concludes Deal to Create Park with Overburden

Graymont announced that agreements have concluded with three Canadian municipalities involved with the Bedford Heritage Project, "a crucial step in the realization of a unique initiative that will help ensure the continuing long-term operation of one of the largest employers in the region," the company said.

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Graniterock Construction Academy Takes Teens Beyond Textbook

Andrea Rocha spent the summer before her senior year at Watsonville High School in California washing, testing and measuring aggregate at Graniterock’s research laboratory in Aromas, Calif.

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Rural Infrastructure Summit Addresses Challenges

A crowd of about 100 equipment manufacturers, elected officials, industry representatives and members of the agriculture community convened at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, to discuss the needs, challenges and opportunities for U.S. infrastructure as it relates to the future of the agriculture economy and rural communities.

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