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Martin Marietta Acquires Colorado Properties

NOTD MARTINMARIETTA 150Martin Marietta Materials has acquired two Colorado-based companies, growing its workforce by about 400 people, strengthening its long-term position in the state's southern market and complementing its already substantial presence in the metro Denver area, according to the company.

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Summit Materials Finishes Year Strong

Summit Materials Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the company introduced a Cement Segment as a new segment and reclassified its segments into West, East and Cement.

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MSHA Issues Machinery Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a safety alert related to using machinery. These types of injuries were the fourth most-common ones in the aggregates industry in 2014. Here is a message from Neal H. Merrifield, administrator for metal and nonmetal mine safety and health.

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Construction Employment Hits Highest Level Since 2008

Construction firms added 18,000 workers in January, as the industry’s unemployment rate declined to a 17-year low of 8.5 percent, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the number of construction jobs added in January was down compared to the last three months of 2015 and could reflect either a slowdown in nonresidential construction activity or an inability of contractors to find qualified workers.

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