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Full Speed Ahead for New Canadian Quarry

Canadian aggregate-exploration-and-development company Highbank Resources Ltd., said that a crew at its Swamp Point North (SPN) quarry project recently returned to the site and is actively clearing snow, upgrading and maintaining roads, and logging/clearing further quarry area for stockpiles. The quarry is located on the Portland canal, south of Stewart, in Northwest British Columbia, Canada.

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PCA: Federal Emergency Funds Not Nearly Enough

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced a $232 million relief fund to repair roads and bridges damaged by winter storms. While this is a positive step, long-term federal funding to mend our nation’s crumbling national infrastructure is still desperately needed, said the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

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JCB Introduces Tier 4 Final Wheel Loader, Excavators

JCB-150JCB held a media event at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga., to introduce several new products. Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith attended the event.

 

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Dodge Momentum Index Rises in February

The Dodge Momentum Index increased to 126.3 (2000=100) in February, a gain of 4.3 percent from January’s 121.1, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. 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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