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Maryland Stone Producers Honored for Safety

The Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA) recognized outstanding operators at their fourth annual safety banquet on April 22. Joseph Casper, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) vice president of safety, called attention to outstanding NSSGA producer members in the state, Aggregate Industries, Blue Grass Materials and Chaney Enterprises for success in eliminating injuries.

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CEMEX Stakes Position on Climate Change

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. staked its position on climate change, by reaffirming its commitment to the recently signed Paris Agreement. CEMEX said it agrees with the vast majority of the scientific community that the benefits of mitigating global warming will by far outweigh any costs to achieve this goal, and welcomes the ambitious targets, the bottom-up commitments from signatory Countries, and the prominent role of market mechanisms in the Paris Agreement.

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March Construction Eases Back One Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $660.5 billion, new construction starts in March receded 1 percent from February’s pace, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Total construction starts had jumped 13 percent in February, led by a huge gain for the electric utility and gas plant category.

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Construction Employment Still Increasing

Construction employment increased in 244 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 44 and declined in 70 between March 2015 and March 2016, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new figures show that the construction sector, in most parts of the country, continues to recover from its years-long downturn.

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ARTBA Issues Transportation Kudos for Earth Day

On the 46th annual Earth Day observance April 22, the men and women of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry remain committed to protecting the environment while also providing good jobs, economic development opportunities, and safe and efficient travel for the nation.

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