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McLanahan's Sidney to Retire; Succession Plan Announced

George Sidney, president and COO of McLanahan Corp., has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2018. He will remain an active part of McLanahan’s board of directors and with industry trade associations following his retirement. 

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Pioneer Landscape Acquires Midwest Materials

Pioneer Landscape Centers has acquired Midwest Materials in the company's second transaction of the year. The acquisition of Midwest Materials gives Pioneer a greater presence in the Colorado territory, expanding its reach to customers in a strategic location of the state, according to the company.

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Georgia Highways Get a Boost from TFA; More Investment Needed

The 2015 passage of Georgia’s Transportation Funding Act (TFA) allowed the state to address many of its transportation challenges by investing in road, highway and bridge repairs, roadway safety improvements, and congestion relief. Despite this progress, the state will still need additional increases in reliable transportation funding to maintain its aging transportation system, improve traffic safety and serve the future needs of Georgia’s growing economy, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization. 

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Construction Spending, Employment Rise; Highways Down

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during April 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,310.4 billion, 1.8 percent (±1.0 percent) above the revised March estimate of $1,286.8 billion.

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Mississippi Lime Bird Study Good News for Producers

According to Kimberly Bauman, director of environmental affairs for Mississippi Lime Co., over the past two years, the company has partnered with the World Bird Sanctuary for a nest box (bird house) study, to determine which bird species were living on company property at its Ste. Genevieve, Mo., plant. and which species were successfully breeding. 

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