ARTBA: WOTUS Fundamentally Flawed

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a U.S. Senate panel the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is scientifically and legally flawed and should be repealed. 

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Cemex U.S. Sales Up 2 Percent in First Quarter

Cemex announced that, on a like-to-like basis for its ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by 6 percent during the first quarter of 2017 to $3.1 billion versus the comparable period in 2016. Operating EBITDA on a like-to-like basis increased by 2 percent during the quarter to $559 million versus the same period in 2016.

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Caterpillar Sales, Revenues Rise in First Quarter

Caterpillar Inc. announced first-quarter 2017 sales and revenues of $9.8 billion, compared with $9.5 billion in the first quarter of 2016. First-quarter 2017 profit per share was $0.32, compared with $0.46 per share in the first quarter of 2016. Excluding restructuring costs, first-quarter 2017 profit per share was $1.28, double first-quarter 2016 profit per share excluding restructuring costs of $0.64 per share.

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Rock Products Sponsors Award at Young Leaders Meeting

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) celebrated its 25th Young Leaders Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz., last month. Industry leaders imparted advice to a record crowd of more than 200 people, including Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith and Director of Sales Sean Carr.

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Rogers Group Buys a Prison

Rogers Group Inc. has paid the state of Tennessee $12.1 million for a 119-acre vacant former prison in West Nashville, according to a report in The Tennessean.

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