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Granite Facility Recognized as a California Green Business

Granite announced that its Santa Clara Asphalt facility in Santa Clara, Calif., has been recognized as a California Green Business by the California Green Business Network in acknowledgement of its efforts to conserve resources and prevent pollution to help make Santa Clara County a more sustainable community. Granite is the only asphalt plant with this designation in California.

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Proposed Standard Aims to Improve Durability of Concrete

ASTM International’s concrete and concrete aggregates committee (C09) has developed a test method aimed at improving and standardizing the way that resistance of concrete to electrical current flow helps assess its durability.

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Construction Spending Dips in May; Highways Down 3.2%

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending during May 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,293.9 billion, 0.8% (±1.2%) below the revised April estimate of $1,304.0 billion. The May figure is 2.3%( ±1.5%) below the May 2018 estimate of $1,324.3 billion. 

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Trump Apprentice Program Stiffs Construction Industry

The Trump administration announced a program to boost funding and change the way apprenticeship programs are managed in the United States. These new apprenticeships would be run by businesses and industry associations, called Industry Recognized Apprentice Programs (IRAPs), in partnerships with schools.

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Chaney Golf Tournament Held at Reclaimed Quarry Site

Maryland-based construction-materials producer Chaney Enterprises raised more than $98,000 for the American Cancer Society, and substance abuse and cancer research at its 20th Annual Babe & Dick Chaney Memorial Golf Tournament.

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