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NSSGA Honors Industry Advocates

The aggregates industry continually faces legislation in Congress that directly impacts the bottom lines and the operations of National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) member companies. Each year, NSSGA recognizes outstanding advocates for aggregates with Grassroots Awards that highlight their efforts to educate lawmakers on the value of the industry and legislation that can benefit operations around the country.

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Polaris Aggregates Sales up in Fourth Quarter

Polaris Materials Corp. reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ending Dec. 31, 2015. In addition, the company announced the commencement of commercial operations at its Long Beach, Calif., terminal.

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Volvo CE Kicks Off ‘Golden Hauler’ Tour

NOTD VOLVO 150Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched the world’s first articulated hauler, the Volvo DR 631, in 1966. This year, Volvo CE will be celebrating the articulated hauler’s 50th anniversary with a custom-painted A40G hauler, dubbed the “Golden Hauler,” which will travel around the United States and Canada to make special appearances at dealer-sponsored events.

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January Construction Spending Climbs Higher

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during January 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,140.8 billion, 1.5 percent (±1.0 percent) above the revised December estimate of $1,123.5 billion. The January figure is 10.4 percent (±1.6 percent) above the January 2015 estimate of $1,033.3 billion.

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