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Dodge Momentum Index Surges

The Dodge Momentum Index surged again in November, climbing 13.9 percent to 149.5 (2000=100) from the revised October reading of 131.3. 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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Missouri Limestone Producers Elect New Board

The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) announced the election of its 2018 board of directors and officers.

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National Miners Day Celebrated

Dec. 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. It is appropriate that the country takes a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions that those who quarry stone, sand and gravel make on everyday life.

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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Almost 19 Percent in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.95 million tons in November, an increase of 18.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. November’s loadings were also 6.4 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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October Construction Spending Rises; Highways Up

Construction spending during October 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,241.5 billion, 1.4 percent (±1.5 percent) above the revised September estimate of $1,224.6 billion, according to the The U.S. Census Bureau. The October figure is 2.9 percent (±1.6 percent) above the October 2016 estimate of $1,206.6 billion.

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