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Stone Production Strong in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2014 was 370 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “The revised estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2013 was 2.03 billion metric tons (Gt), still a slight increase compared with the reported annual output for 2012,” said Construction Aggregates Commodity Specialist Jason Willett.

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Superior Industries Acquires GreyStone

greystonePromo1Superior Industries, Inc., Morris, Minn., purchased GreyStone Inc., a manufacturer of washing, classifying and dewatering solutions. The company has operations in Columbus, Neb., and sells through a network of dealers in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia.

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New Home Sales Rise Again

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April. Find out what the chairman of the National Association of Home Builders said about credit. 

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