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Romney Meets with AEM Member Companies from Midwest

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and leaders of four equipment-manufacturing companies joined former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a manufacturing plant in Pataskala, Ohio, to discuss ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing in the global marketplace.

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NSSGA Sounds Alarm Bells Over ASCE Infrastructure Report

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its first-ever report, “Failure to Act,” on how the U.S. economy and family budgets would cope if America fails to fund surface transportation improvements. It is evident that failure to invest in roads and bridges would have a negative impact on the economy, according to leaders of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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SERA Aiming for Certification of Responsibly Sourced Construction Materials in Canada

Socially and Environmentally Responsible Aggregates (SERA) is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that aims to create, administer and promote widespread support for certification of responsibly sourced construction materials, with an initial focus on responsibly sourced aggregates.

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MSHA Releases Mid-Year Mine Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration recently released a midyear summary of mining deaths in the country. As of June 30, eight miners were killed in coal mining operations, and six in the metal and nonmetal sector.

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Housing Production Regains Some Strength in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 14.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units in June, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department. This was the best pace of housing production since the beginning of the year, and was attributable to significant gains registered in both the single-family and multifamily segments as well as every region of the country.

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