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Aggregates Down, Ready Mix Up for U.S. Concrete

U.S. Concrete Inc. reported results for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Consolidated revenue increased 1.1% from last year's third quarter to $408.9 million, an all-time quarterly high.

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Ohio’s Mineral Resources Valued at More Than $1.5 Billion

Ohio’s mineral resources produced more than $1.5 billion worth of geologic commodities in 2018, according to a newly released report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The total value of all nonfuel industrial minerals exceeded $1 billion for the fifth straight year.

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For Five Years No U.S. Mines Have Met POV Criteria

For the fifth consecutive year, none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced. The screening period started on Sept. 1, 2018, and ended on Aug. 31, 2019.

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in October

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 6.9% in October to 152.6 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 142.7. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. 

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Voters Approve Nearly 90% of Transportation Ballot Measures

Voters in 19 states Nov. 5 sent a decisive message of support for transportation investment, approving almost 90% of 305 state and local transportation ballot measures.

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