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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Almost 19 Percent in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.95 million tons in November, an increase of 18.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. November’s loadings were also 6.4 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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National Miners Day Celebrated

Dec. 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. It is appropriate that the country takes a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions that those who quarry stone, sand and gravel make on everyday life.

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Cemex Celebrates 25-Year Commitment to Conservation

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. celebrated its 25-year commitment to the protection and preservation of our planet’s biodiversity, according to the company. More than two decades of continuous efforts, initiatives and achievements have led to the development and diffusion of a culture of appreciation and respect for nature among Cemex, its stakeholders, and by extension, the global community.

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October Construction Spending Rises; Highways Up

Construction spending during October 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,241.5 billion, 1.4 percent (±1.5 percent) above the revised September estimate of $1,224.6 billion, according to the The U.S. Census Bureau. The October figure is 2.9 percent (±1.6 percent) above the October 2016 estimate of $1,206.6 billion.

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ARTBA: Transportation Infrastructure Market to Rebound in 2018

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is anticipated to rebound slightly next year, following a 2.8 percent drop in 2017, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 2018 Transportation Construction Market Forecast.

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