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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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Construction Spending Down in May; Up Year-Over-Year

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during May 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,143.3 billion, 0.8 percent (±1.3 percent) below the revised April estimate of $1,152.4 billion. The May figure is 2.8 percent (±1.6 percent) above the May 2015 estimate of $1,112.2 billion.

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MSHA: Mines No Longer Under POV Scrutiny

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that – for the first time since reforms began in 2010 – none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations meets the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) notice.

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Housing Starts; New Home Sales Drop in May

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in May, inching down 0.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance edged up 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million.

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Screen Machine Celebrates 50th Anniversary

ScreenMachine 1Screen Machine invited dealers, suppliers, local, state and federal officials, families of employees and other special guests to its 125,000-sq.-ft. facility in Etna, Ohio, to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

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