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Vulcan Materials Acquires McCartney Construction

Effective March 10, 2018, Vulcan Materials Co., through its subsidiaries, has acquired all businesses of McCartney Construction, including several quarry operations.

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Athabasca Lands Big Order

Athabasca Minerals Inc. announced that the corporation has been awarded a Cdn $1.6 million order for aggregates from a major oil sands entity. Aggregates will be provided from the corporation’s 100-percent-owned corporate stockpile site located near Conklin, Alberta, Canada. It is anticipated that deliveries will commence in April 2018.

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New Construction Starts in February Recede 3 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $708.1 billion, new construction starts in February slipped 3 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The reduced activity in February followed a 2 percent decline in January, as the early months of 2018 are showing some loss of momentum after the 12 percent increase reported back in December. 

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Spending Bill Includes Infrastructure Dollars

President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion-dollar federal spending bill keeping the federal government funded through the end of September. For the last several months, the government was operating on temporary measures. 

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MSHA Seeks to Collect Unpaid Fines

David Zatezalo, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) administrator, and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently highlighted that the agency will look to collect $67 million of unpaid fines issued over the last decade.

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