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Construction Materials Prices Expand Again in February

Construction materials prices expanded 0.7 percent in February and are up 0.6 percent over the past year, according to the March 14 producer price index release by the Department of Labor. More specifically, nonresidential construction materials prices are up 0.7 percent for the month and are 0.4 percent higher than the same time one year ago.

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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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