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Presidential Candidates on Infrastructure

While the current presidential election campaign has produced its share of marquee moments and sound bites, very little has been said about infrastructure. So what have the candidates said about rebuilding our nation's roads and bridges? As it turns out, a lot of general rhetoric and very few substantive policy proposals.

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Aggregate Industries Quarry Honored by IAAP

Aggregate Industries' McHenry Sand and Gravel site received the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Industry Leadership Award, the highest level recognition awarded by the IAAP. This award is given to member mine sites that have demonstrated leadership in the industry while promoting the image and wellbeing of their mine sites, employees and the industry as a whole.

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Aggregates Operations Honored for Safety, Environment, Community

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is recognizing outstanding aggregates operations in the United States and Canada for an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2015.

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SME Annual Conference & Expo Held in Phoenix

The 2016 Annual Conference and Expo of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) was held at the Phoenix Convention Center Feb. 21-24, and brought together mining industry professionals from around the globe. More than 38 countries were represented during the Society’s four-day event, which featured 751 professional papers presented in 121 technical sessions and four professional short courses. Attendees received USB flash drives containing 171 preprint manuscripts.

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in February

The Dodge Momentum Index climbed 0.5 percent in February to 126.1 (2000=100) from its revised January reading of 125.5. 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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