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McLanahan Welcomes Pennsylvania Governor

Tom CorbettOn Thursday, Aug. 21, Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania toured McLanahan Corp's corporate headquarters in Hollidaysburg, Pa., and discussed how pro-growth policies and energy development are spurring the growth of Pennsylvania manufacturers.

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Nonmetallic Minerals Index Rises

usgsAugust 22, 2014 – Good big-picture news on the production front. According to USGS, the nonmetallic mineral products leading index increased 1.2 percent to 241.6 in July from a revised 238.8 in June, and its six-month smoothed growth rate increased to 7.4 percent from a revised 5.9 percent in June. 

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Nonresidential Construction Index Dips

FMIAugust 20, 2014 – The failure of Congress to act on a highway bill is weighing heavily on the construction industry. FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, released its 2014 Third Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI shows a decrease of 3.3 points from Q2, but is still above the same time period in 2013. The cost of materials and labor continues to climb weighing negatively on the index.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Vulcan MaterialsAugust 18, 2014 – Martin Marietta Materials has now sold what needed to be sold. The company completed the divestitures required pursuant to a consent decree that was a condition of the Department of Justice's clearance of Martin Marietta's acquisition of Texas Industries Inc., which closed on July 1, 2014. 

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A 10-Month Band-Aid

HighwayBillAugust 11, 2014 – President Obama has signed a $10.8 billion measure that will fund highway and bridge repairs for the next 10 months.

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