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Construction Spending Rises in August

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce reported that construction spending during August 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $799.1 billion, 1.4 percent above the revised July estimate of $788.3 billion. The August figure is 0.9 percent above the August 2010 estimate of $791.7 billion.

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Vulcan Renews Support for Foothills Conservancy

Vulcan Materials Co. recently renewed its support for the land and water conservation work of Foothills Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust dedicated to serving North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Foothills region, an eight-county area in the Blue Ridge Mountains that includes the headwaters of three major rivers: Catawba, Broad and Yadkin.

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Irwin Deister Marks 60 Years of Company Service

IrwinDeisterDeister Machine Co. Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., is proud to announce that Co-Owner and Chairman Irwin F. Deister Jr. recently celebrated 60 years of service to the family-owned company, -which is nearing the century mark as a leading manufacturer of feeding, scalping and screening equipment for the aggregate and mining industries.

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Three Killed, Six Wounded in Quarry Shooting

Three people were killed, and six wounded at a California cement plant and quarry after a disgruntled employee opened fire on his co-workers. The incident happened at Lehigh Hanson's Permanente cement plant and quarry in Cupertino. A seventh victim, from an attempted carjacking after the incident, was also admitted to the hospital.

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TXI Reports Lower Quarterly Results

Texas Industries Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ended Aug. 31, 2011. Results for the quarter indicated a net loss of $7.4 million or $.27 per share.

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