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House Approves Concrete Masonry Bill

On the opening day of the lame duck session of the 114th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives approved HR 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2015 by a vote of 355 to 38.

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Habitat Conservation Organization Recognizes CEMEX

Cemex received five awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), including recognition for the prestigious 2016 Gold Tier Program of the Year, for its conservation efforts at the El Carmen ecological reserve, a critical area for wildlife at the scenic Texas-Mexico border.

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Housing Recovery Continues at Modest Pace

Markets in 162 of the approximately 340 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a year-over-year net gain of 73 markets.

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Polling Shows Strong Support for Minerals, Energy

According to the National Mining Association (NMA), there is broad support for policies that would encourage the use of domestic minerals and energy resources to reduce reliance on imports, enhance reliability and strengthen national security.

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Aggregate Industries Products Central to Sustainable Construction Project

Aggregate Industries US made a huge contribution to the new MGM National Harbor project on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C. The 1 million-sq.-ft. facility – which will feature gaming, lodging, entertaining, dining, retail and parking space – is a showcase for sustainability. 

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