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Van der Graaf to Hold Drum Motors Event in Texas

Van der Graaf will host a special event – Reduce Downtime with New Generation Drum Motors – on Oct. 17, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Co. in Houston. Attendees will learn how the new generation of drum motors improves conveyor efficiency, reduces downtime and costs, as well as the company's latest development – the GrizzlyDrive. 

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Shelly Co. Opens New Quarry Tunnel

A two-year project at the Shelly Co.'s limestone quarry in Ostrander, Ohio, has been successfully completed. The new tunnel provides a safe access way for Shelly’s haul trucks transporting aggregates to its processing plant. 

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Dodge Momentum Index Falters in August

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 2.9 percent in August to 164.1 (2000=100) from the revised July reading of 169.0. The Momentum Index 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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Cemex USA Acquires Texas Quarry

Cemex USA acquired a Blue Star Materials II aggregates operation in Chico, Texas, positioning the company for expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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U.S. Concrete Acquires Texas Producer; Divests Lime Operations

U.S. Concrete Inc. expanded its aggregates business in Texas with the acquisition of Leon River Aggregate Materials LLC, a sand and gravel producer based in Proctor, Texas. 

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