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New Study Warns of Changing Climate’s Impact on Midwest Infrastructure

As intense weather events batter U.S. coastal cities and offshore islands, a new study from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute warns that the threat of climate change extends much farther inland, with potentially devastating impacts on transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest.

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Groups Advocate for Industry in Washington, D.C.

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and dozens of member companies advocated for the industry before Congress, the White House and U.S. Supreme Court in one single day.

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PCA Predicts Moderate Cement Growth

The latest Portland Cement Association (PCA) forecast of U.S. cement consumption sees year-over-year gains of 2.6 percent and 2.8 percent in 2017 and 2018, respectively, versus uniform 3 percent levels projected earlier this year. 

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AED Delivers Message to Congress

Congress can no longer shirk its constitutional responsibility to invest in our country’s crumbling infrastructure, Associated Equipment Distributors’ (AED) President and CEO Brian P. McGuire told a House panel.

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New Home Sales Fall 3.4 Percent in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in August fell 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000 units from an upwardly revised July reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This was the lowest sales reading since December 2016. However, year-to-date, new home sales are 7.5 percent above their level over the same period last year.

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