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Housing Markets Still Growing

Markets in 59 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity. Find out if your market is among them. Read more.

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Vulcan Quarry Receives National Recognition

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

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Aggregates Production Rises Again

An estimated 504 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2012. The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2013 was 2.04 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 3 percent compared with that of 2012.

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ARTBA Dissects Federal Transportation Proposal

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) reacted to the Obama Administration’s budget for FY 2015, released March 4, which recommends investing $90.9 billion in transportation improvements, a proposed increase of $18.6 billion over the amount enacted for FY 2014, or a 25.7 percent increase.

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NIOSH Honors Luck Stone

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) honored Richmond, Va.-based Luck Stone with its inaugural award for Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations for the stone, sand and gravel sector. The award was presented at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention General Session on March 6 in Las Vegas.

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