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Volvo Construction to Spend $100 Million on North American Operations

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) plans to spend $100 million at its Shippensburg, Pa., manufacturing facility and begin production of Volvo wheel loaders, excavators and articulated haulers in North America. Also, the Volvo CE North American sales headquarters and Volvo Rents will relocate from Asheville, N.C., to Shippensburg by September 2012.

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Mellott Company and Acme Machine Announce Strategic Alliance

Through Mellott Company’s exclusive new alliance with Acme Machine, Mellott will provide customers the complete service they demand. The alliance expands the service offering to aggregate, steel slag and power-industry customers and demonstrates the commitment of Mellott to providing total crushing and screening solutions.

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Economic Study Details Cumulative Impact of Regulations

The U.S. cement industry is currently facing no fewer than seven different existing or proposed EPA regulatory standards that, cumulatively, will severely hamper the industry and the economy for minimal environmental benefit, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

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February Construction Slips 4 percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $404.9 billion, new construction starts in February fell 4 percent from the previous month, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Nonresidential building lost momentum for the second month in a row, and the public works sector retreated after its elevated pace in January.

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USGS Reports 4th Quarter, Final 2010 Production Volume

An estimated 479 Mt of total aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 3 percent compared with that of the same period of 2009. The estimated annual output of aggregates produced for consumption in 2010 was 2.00 Gt, a slight increase compared with that of 2009.

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