Cemex USA Joins NRMCA’s Build with Strength Program

Cemex USA is tightening its bond with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) by joining the organization’s “Build with Strength” program, a campaign that shows how concrete is the best choice when it comes to construction.

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Mark Helm Takes the Helm as NSSGA Chairman

Mark Helm, CEO of Dolese Bros. Co., based in Oklahoma City was elected chairman of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) board of directors on March 6 during NSSGA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

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Aggregates Production Dips in Fourth Quarter; Up for Year

An estimated 556 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2015. The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2016 was 2.33 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 3 percent compared with that of 2015, according to Jason Willet, U.S. Geological Survey crushed stone commodity specialist.

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More Than 127,000 Attend Record-Breaking ConExpo-Con/Agg Show

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2017 attendees came to Las Vegas ready to buy as exhibitors said they had enjoyed tremendous sales activity throughout the week. As multiple construction and manufacturing industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11, 2017, manufacturers and customers voiced widespread economic optimism.

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Civil Engineers Sound Alarm Bells on Condition of Infrastructure

Our country’s infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention and ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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