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Vulcan’s Stafford Quarry Receives National Recognition for Community Relations Excellence

Vulcan Materials Co.'s Stafford Quarry in Stafford, Va., received an Excellence in Community Relations Gold Award from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. This national award recognizes a superior level of active involvement with and positive contributions to the facility's neighboring community.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 a Resounding Success

The mood was overwhelmingly positive at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 exposition held March 22-26 in Las Vegas. Despite continued uncertainty in U.S. construction markets and the overall economy, industry professionals expressed hopeful optimism for a sustained U.S. upturn in the coming months, while global sales continue to be strong.

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Mellott Company and Acme Machine Announce Strategic Alliance

Through Mellott Company’s exclusive new alliance with Acme Machine, Mellott will provide customers the complete service they demand. The alliance expands the service offering to aggregate, steel slag and power-industry customers and demonstrates the commitment of Mellott to providing total crushing and screening solutions.

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Volvo Construction to Spend $100 Million on North American Operations

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) plans to spend $100 million at its Shippensburg, Pa., manufacturing facility and begin production of Volvo wheel loaders, excavators and articulated haulers in North America. Also, the Volvo CE North American sales headquarters and Volvo Rents will relocate from Asheville, N.C., to Shippensburg by September 2012.

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February Construction Slips 4 percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $404.9 billion, new construction starts in February fell 4 percent from the previous month, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Nonresidential building lost momentum for the second month in a row, and the public works sector retreated after its elevated pace in January.

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