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Cement Shipments Up, Clinker Down

According to Hendrik G. van Oss, cement commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for January 2011 were 3.7 million metric tons (Mt). This was 6 percent higher than shipments in January 2010.

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Canadian Construction Market Projected to Hit $300 Billion by 2014

According to Alex Carrick, chief economist, CanaData, at Reed Construction Data, spending on new construction in Canada will rise to $301.4 billion by 2014. The level this year, based on Statistics Canada’s survey of owner’s investment intentions, is expected to be $240.6 billion.

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Vulcan’s Stafford Quarry Receives National Recognition for Community Relations Excellence

Vulcan Materials Co.'s Stafford Quarry in Stafford, Va., received an Excellence in Community Relations Gold Award from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. This national award recognizes a superior level of active involvement with and positive contributions to the facility's neighboring community.

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Yokohama to Raise Prices 10 Percent on OTR Tires

Yokohama Tire Corp. will implement a price increase of up to 10 percent on all of its off-the-road (OTR) tires in the United States effective May 1. There will be in-line adjustments, as well, which will be announced at a later date.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 a Resounding Success

The mood was overwhelmingly positive at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 exposition held March 22-26 in Las Vegas. Despite continued uncertainty in U.S. construction markets and the overall economy, industry professionals expressed hopeful optimism for a sustained U.S. upturn in the coming months, while global sales continue to be strong.

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