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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 6 Percent in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.8 million tons in November, a decrease of 6 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. However, limestone cargos were just about on track with the month’s five-year average.

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AEM Campaign Urges Washington to Start With Infrastructure

A new public affairs campaign kicked off by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is aiming to put infrastructure issues on the front burner with President Trump and a new Congress.

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PennDOT Project Replaces More Than 500 Bridges

A significant project to replace 558 poor-condition bridges statewide is nearly complete, with 511 completed and open to traffic in the state's public-private partnership (P3) for bridges, the Rapid Bridge Replacement project, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards.

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Construction Spending Down Slightly in October

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending during October 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,308.8 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.5 percent) below the revised September estimate of $1,310.8 billion. The October figure is 4.9 percent (±1.6 percent) above the October 2017 estimate of $1,247.5 billion. 

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USGS Releases New Mineral Yearbook Data on Crushed Stone

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released advance data tables for its Minerals Yearbook chapter "Stone, Crushed."  In 2017, 1.33 billion tons of crushed stone valued at more than $15 billion was produced by an estimated 1,400 companies operating 3,700 quarries and 187 sales/distribution yards in 50 states.

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