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Labor Secretary Holds Aggregates Industry Roundtable

Rountable-150U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez invited a select group of aggregates executives for a frank dialogue on the key issues facing the industry. At the Oct. 20 meeting, representatives from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), aggregates producers, and state aggregates associations stressed the need for increased infrastructure investment to grow the economy and create jobs, and continued collaboration to improve mine safety.

 

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U.S. Concrete, Amboy Aggregates Strike Deal

U.S. Concrete Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Eastern Concrete Materials Inc. acquired New York Sand and Stone, LLC from Amboy Aggregates, a joint venture between Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corp. and Ralph Clayton and Sons Materials L.P. The acquisition includes the assignment of leases to operate two existing aggregate distribution terminals on the East River in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Eagle Materials Acquires CRS Proppants

Eagle Materials Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CRS Proppants LLC and its subsidiaries, including Great Northern Sand LLC (CRS Proppants), an established supplier of high-quality northern-white frac sand to the energy industry.

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Construction Starts in September Climb 10 Percent

New construction starts in September advanced 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far during 2014.

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