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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up Nearly 4 Percent in September

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in September, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. Limestone cargos also bettered the month’s five-year average by 8 percent.

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Aggregates Operations Honored With Sentinels of Safety Award

The National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), honored outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology. The awards ceremonies took place on Sept. 27, in Washington, D.C.

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Industry Associations View USMCA With Cautious Optimism

After more than a year of tense negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico unveiled an updated trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

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Aggregates Executives Nye, Hill, Lake Among ARTBA Officers

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the election of its 2018-2019 officers during an Oct. 1 annual business meeting at the association’s national convention in New York City. 

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Construction Spending Up for August; Highways Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during August 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,318.5 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.6 percent) above the revised July estimate of $1,317.4 billion. The August figure is 6.5 percent (±2.0 percent) above the August 2017 estimate of $1,237.5 billion.

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