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Small Mines Office Discussed at Zatezalo Confirmation Hearing

Support for a re-launched effort to deliver compliance assistance to small mines was expressed by David Zatezalo, the Trump Administration’s nominee to head the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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Dodge Momentum Index Declines in September

The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, moving 8.4 percent lower to 116.4 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 127.1. 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.

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Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 17 Percent

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago. September’s loadings were also 5.5 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported the ninth fatality of 2017 in the metal/nonmetal sector. The Fall of Material incident happened at Argos USA's Roberta cement plant in Alabama.

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Chaney Enterprises Now Offers Limestone Via Rail

Chaney Enterprises, a ready-mix concrete, aggregates and construction supplies producer, announced it will now offer limestone to its customers transported by a new railway just completed at the company’s plant in Waldorf, Md.

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