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World Domination

TheFreedoniaGroupIncJanuary 3, 2014 - Aggregates is poised to dominate. Through 2017, worldwide sales of construction aggregates are forecast to expand 5.8 percent per year to 53.2 billion metric tons. These and other trends are presented in World Construction Aggregates, a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

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Your Opinion Counts!

Survey-Small1December 30, 2013 – As we end the year, Rock Products is very interested in getting your opinion about industry issues.

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Nonmetallic Index Up

usgsDecember 23, 2013 - The nonmetallic mineral products leading index increased 0.7 percent to 232.0 in November from a revised 230.5 in October. However, its 6-month smoothed growth rate remained at the revised 7.0 percent growth rate of October. The 6-month smoothed growth rate is a compound annual rate that measures the near-term trend.

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Texas Industries on the Block?

TXI-120x120December 17, 2013 - The owners of Texas Industries Inc. are rumored to be exploring a sale according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. The company is working with Citigroup Inc. to find a buyer, sources said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

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Michelin Thinks Big

Michelin150x151December 12, 2013 - I am blogging live this week from Anderson, S.C., where Michelin is celebrating the grand opening of its US10 tire manufacturing facility. The new state-of-the-art plant will build the XDR2, "the world's largest tire" which will serve up to 400-ton mining trucks.

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