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Construction Spending Rises; Highways Decline

Construction spending during August 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3 billion, 0.5 percent (±1.3 percent) above the revised July estimate of $1,212.3 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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U.S. Concrete to Buy Polaris; Vulcan Deal Terminated

U.S. Concrete Inc. announced that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with Vancouver, Canada-based Polaris Materials Corp. pursuant to which U.S. Concrete will acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of Polaris for C$3.40 per share in cash by way of a statutory plan of arrangement.

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Vulcan Materials' Gurley Quarry Wins Environmental Award

 Vulcan Materials Co.’s Gurley Quarry has been named the winner of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Platinum Environmental Excellence Award, the highest environmental recognition presented by the organization.

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Aggregates Producers Rock Capitol Hill

Hundreds of people from aggregates operations across the country took to Capitol Hill to ask representatives and senators to support infrastructure funding. More than 175 meetings were scheduled as part of The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting.

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