Rock Products Logo
 

Dodge Momentum Index Ends 2017 on High Note

The Dodge Momentum Index grew 3.6 percent in December to 153.9 (2000=100) from the revised November reading of 148.6. The Momentum Index 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.

Read more: Dodge Momentum Index Ends 2017 on High Note

Great Lakes Limestone Shipments Rise in 2017

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28 million tons in 2017, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to 2016, according to the Lake Carriers' Association. The 2017 loadings were also 2.1 percent above the trade’s five-year average.

Read more: Great Lakes Limestone Shipments Rise in 2017

Cemex Files Lawsuit Against City Seeking to Stop Aggregates Operation

Cemex has filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Clarita, Calif., claiming breach of contract, civil rights violations, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief in response to city plans to annex the site of a sand-and-gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. The lawsuit maintains that the city tried to annex the site in order to manage it and shut down the mining project.

Read more: Cemex Files Lawsuit Against City Seeking to Stop Aggregates Operation

USGS: Production of Construction Materials Up 7 Percent

U.S. mine and plant production data for 14 selected mineral commodities are provided monthly (or quarterly) by the U.S. Geological Survey to the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (FRS), for use in preparing its index of industrial production and the related capacity indexes and capacity utilization rates. 

Read more: USGS: Production of Construction Materials Up 7 Percent