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Limestone Shipments Increase on Great Lakes

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,300,022 tons in July, an increase of 7.9% compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). The trade also bettered the month’s five-year average by 11%.

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Argent Materials Helps Fund California Clean-Up Project

The mayors of Oakland and San Francisco formally kicked off the "Battle for the Bay" Cleanup Challenge taking place Sept. 21. Oakland's Argent Materials joined the effort as a lead sponsor with a $50,000 donation – tying the largest to date – and commitment to field dozens of volunteers and host a community cleanup in its East Oakland neighborhood, in partnership with Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.

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Granite Receives Two Public Works Project of the Year Awards

Aggregates producer and construction contractor Granite was selected as the recipient of two American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Awards for infrastructure projects publicly developed, owned and maintained, that promote excellence in construction management and administration. These awards recognize the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Lower in August

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 1.3% from July to August to 137.8 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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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H&K, CB Con-Agg Laud Long-Serving Metso Crusher

On Aug. 20, representatives from CB Con-Agg, a division of Cleveland Brothers, visited H&K Group Inc.’s corporate office in Skippack, Pa., to meet with H&K’s executive management team. CB Con-Agg wished to formally recognize H&K’s ownership, maintenance and operation of one of the first Metso HP300 cone crushers in existence.

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