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NSSGA Fall Board Meeting Advances Strategic Plan

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) recent Fall Board Meeting advanced the association's Rocks Build America strategic plan with noted association consultant Glenn Tecker who led a two-day, leadership workshop. The purpose of the seminar was to align the goals of membership, the board and association staff to strengthen the aggregates industry, the association said.

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Vulcan Announces New Division Leadership

Vulcan Materials Co. announced new division leadership and changes to its organizational structure that it said will further enhance the company's ability to serve customers and increase profitability while also continuing to capture strategic growth opportunities across its footprint.  The new structure, effective Jan. 1, 2015, places key leaders within the organization in seven operating divisions.

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Summit Materials Acquires Aggregates, Ready-Mix Operations

Summit Materials has announced another round of acquisitions. The company acquired Southwest Ready-Mix, a ready-mix concrete company in southwest Houston; Colorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates company in Colorado County, Texas; and Concrete Supply of Topeka/Builders Choice ConcreteColorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates and ready-mix concrete company based in Topeka, Kan.

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Construction Employment Drives Forward

The U.S. construction industry added 16,000 jobs in September, according to the Oct. 3 Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimate. The August estimate was revised downward from 20,000 to 16,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 3,200 jobs in September, accounting for only 20 percent of the total gain in construction employment.

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