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Nonresidential Construction Index Drops

fmiDecember 2, 2013 - FMI’s 2013 Fourth Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) shows a 2.9 point drop in to 57.4. However, the score is still ahead of fourth quarter 2012 by 1.9 points. An NRCI of more than 50 indicates growth therefore the fourth quarter score still indicates modest improvement in the industry.

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Congressional Fellowship

SMENovember 24, 2013 - Want to go shake up Congress? Someone has to. The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) has established a Congressional Fellowship for mining for the 2014-2015 legislative session in Washington, D.C. The application process opens Dec. 1 and closes Dec. 31, 2013. The successful candidate will begin work in Washington Sept. 1, 2014, and conclude Aug. 31, 2015.

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Quarry Academy Day Two

QuarryAcademy2November 12, 2013 – The second day of Sandvik's Quarry Academy here in San Antonio was highlighted by a seminar series focused on big-picture mine planning and blasting.

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Quarry Academy

QuarryAcademyNovember 11, 2013 – I am blogging live this week in San Antonio as I attend Sandvik's Quarry Academy, an annual event staged with Dyno Nobel.

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Vulcan Looking Up

vulcanNovember 4, 2013 - Vulcan Materials had a very good third quarter. The company is reporting that its net sales increased $88 million, or 13 percent, versus the prior year's third quarter. Gross profit improved $32 million, or 25 percent, from the prior year.

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