Dufferin Aggregates Quarry Earns Award from OSSGA

Acton Quarry, operated by Dufferin Aggregates – a division of CRH Canada Group Inc. – earned the 2016 Community Relations Award from the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA).

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Construction Spending Rises; Highways Tick Higher

Construction spending increased from January to February and from a year ago, as private residential and public construction grew for the month and private-sector demand increased for the year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the February data indicates the need for Congress and the Trump administration to work together to reform dated tax codes and to boost investments in aging infrastructure to boost broader economic growth that will stimulate more demand for construction.

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Forecast: 2.8 Percent Growth In Equipment, Software Investment

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.8 percent in 2017, according to the Q2 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.

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New Home Sales Track Higher

Sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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U.S. Concrete Acquires Aggregates Operation in New Jersey

U.S. Concrete, Inc. has strengthened its aggregates capacity and ability to supply its New York City ready-mixed concrete operations by acquiring the assets of Corbett Aggregates Companies LLC, a provider of high-quality concrete sand located in Quinton, N.J. The acquisition furthers U.S. Concrete's vertical integration strategy and self-sufficiency in internal aggregates consumption.

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