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New Infrastructure Ad Campaign Targets Key Lawmakers

The transportation construction industry and business community are launching an ad campaign on two fronts this summer to keep pressure on Congress and the Trump administration for action in 2019 on a permanent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) fix and a new transportation infrastructure package.

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Athabasca Signs Deal with Montana First Nation

Athabasca Minerals Inc. (AMI) signed a 10-year Aggregates Management Agreement with Montana First Nation (MFN) for the processing and sale of aggregates from MFN’s 185-acre Colchester Property located near Ponoka, Alberta, Canada.

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May Construction Starts Advance 10%

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $757.0 billion, new construction starts in May climbed 10% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase continues the double-digit swings that were reported during the previous two months, when a 16% hike for total construction starts in March was followed by a 15% decline in April.

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Vulcan CEO Pledges to Advance Diversity and Inclusion

Vulcan Materials Co. has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, furthering the company's efforts to advance its ongoing Diversity and Inclusion initiative.

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Housing Starts Relatively Flat in May

Total housing starts posted a 0.9% decrease in May (1.269 million units) compared to an upwardly revised April estimate of 1.281 million units, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. Relative to May 2018, total starts are 4.7% below the annual pace of 1.332 million units.

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