Lafarge Canada's Caledon Pit Receives Award

The Caledon Pit, operated by Lafarge Canada Inc. in the town of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, earned the 2016 Community Relations Award from the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA).

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 7.3 Percent

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,455,019 tons in June, a decrease of 7.3 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. June’s loadings were also 8.9 percent below the month’s 5-year average.

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Cemex Finalizes 10-Year Port Lease in California

The Redwood City, Calif., Port Commission approved a new 10-year lease for Cemex Aggregates with an option to extend the lease for another decade on an 8.2 acres marine terminal, according to The Daily Journal.

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Construction Sector Adds 16,000 Jobs in June

Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months of pause, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged federal, state and local lawmakers to enact measures to make it easier for school officials, local associations and construction firms to set up construction training programs.

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NSSGA Meets with Acosta

Buoyed by President Donald Trump’s agenda to reform what it calls "regulatory overreach by the federal government," National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) staff recently met with Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to address regulations facing aggregates operations.

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