News Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:55:21 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (Rock Products) Vulcan Division Publishes First EPD for Aggregates The Western Division of Vulcan Materials Co. has published North America’s first self-declared Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for aggregates, according to the company. An EPD is a standardized way of communicating the environmental impacts of a product in a scientifically-recognized and compact format.

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Dodge Momentum Index Strong in January The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.4 percent in January to 126.4 (2000=100) from its December reading of 123.4. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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FAA Bill May Mean More Business for Aggregates Producers A proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill could mean increased business for the aggregates industry, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

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MDU Resources' Construction Materials Business Grows MDU Resources Group Inc. reported 2015 consolidated adjusted earnings of $180.0 million, or 92 cents per share, compared to $205.5 million, or $1.07 per share in 2014. Consolidated adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter were $48.6 million, or 25 cents per share, compared to $67.8 million, or 35 cents per share in 2014.

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Vulcan Reports Profits, Shipments Up; Costs Down Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015. The company's fourth-quarter results demonstrate ongoing strong revenue growth and margin expansion as the gradual recovery in construction activity continues across most of its markets, the company said.

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NSSGA to Hold 'Tele-Town Hall' Meeting The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a nationwide Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. EST, and everyone in the aggregates industry is welcome to participate. This call is the perfect time to bring questions, ideas and comments to NSSGA and help shape the association’s future legislative and regulatory priorities, the association said.

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Advance Registrations Surge for AGG1 NOTD AGG1 150The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo 2016 are on track to be standouts with advance registration for the exhibitions and education programs tracking far ahead of past shows, and a record show size for both AGG1 and World of Asphalt.

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Construction Spending Rises in December; Full-Year 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during December 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,116.6 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised November estimate of $1,116.0 billion. The December figure is 8.2 percent (±1.8 percent) above the December 2014 estimate of $1,031.6 billion.

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MSHA Targets Quarry, Lime, Cement Segments With Impact Inspections The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 163 citations and five orders during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and seven metal and nonmetal mines in December 2015.

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