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NSSGA: Bring Congress to Quarries This Summer

Last summer, aggregates operations around the country brought members of Congress to their quarries in record numbers. The industry’s heightened participation in “Driving It Home 2015” was a critical component in spurring Congress to pass the FAST Act.

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Dodge Momentum Index Jumps in June

The Dodge Momentum Index rose a sharp 11.2 percent in June to 134.4 from its revised May reading of 120.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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More Than 18,000 Attend England's Hillhead Show

Hillhead 2016Visitors turned out in droves for Hillhead 2016, which took place over three days at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Despite a wet middle day, 18,655 unique visitors attended this year’s event – representing a 7.1 percent increase in attendance over the previous show in 2014.

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Mellott University Expands; Now Headed by Valente

The aggregates industry is continuously challenged by a shortage of qualified people to work on rock crushers. To remedy this situation, Mellott Company, Warfordsburg, Pa., has developed Mellott University.

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