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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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TRIP Releases Nevada Report

In order to create and sustain economic growth in Nevada, the state will need to move forward with critically needed transportation projects that would build, expand or modernize roads, highways, bridges, mass transit systems and other transportation facilities. A new report identifies the 25 most needed transportation improvements to support economic development in Nevada. The report, “Keeping Nevada Connected: Future Mobility in the Silver State,” was released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.- based national transportation organization.

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Ritchie Bros. Breaks Auction Record

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducted a record-breaking two-day auction in Las Vegas on March 6 -7. The more than $60-million unreserved public auction was the largest the site has ever conducted in terms of gross auction proceeds, number of registered bidders (4,750+), number of sellers (450+) and total number of buyers (900+).

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Vulcan Concludes Deal

Vulcan Materials Co. announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of the company's cement and concrete businesses in the Florida area to Cementos Argos for gross cash proceeds of $720 million. Under a separate supply agreement, Vulcan will continue to provide aggregates to the divested concrete facilities, at market prices, for a period of 20 years.

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