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Deere-Hitachi Host Trade Press at Kernersville Campus

On May 17, Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp. – the joint venture by John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery – welcomed members of the trade press to its Kernersville, N.C., campus for a tour of its manufacturing facility and demonstrations that included the new John Deere 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator. Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Patterson was in attendance. 

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New Construction Starts in April Pull Back 13 Percent

The value of new construction starts in April fell 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $674.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline follows the 11 percent gain reported for March, which was the highest level of construction starts over the preceding six months.

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Cemex Holds First California Building Materials Forum

Cemex hosted more than 80 clients in Walnut Creek, Calif., during its first-ever California Building Materials Forum, with experts providing insight on industry trends, sharing best practices and looking forward to the future of the industry. 

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ARTBA Hall of Fame Honorees Have Aggregates Connection

The Vecellio family, Charles F. Potts and Thomas N. Iovino are the 2018 inductees to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Transportation Development Hall of Fame. The group was honored, along with the 2016 and 2017 class inductees, at a May 14 dinner in Washington, D.C.

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Cemex Invests in New Safety Technology Company

Cemex Ventures announced that it invested in PRYSMEX, a Mexico-based startup that offers a solution capable of detecting and helping to prevent workplace accidents through the Internet of Things and real-time data collection.

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