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U.S. Limestone Shipments Down; Canadian Up on Great Lakes

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 26.3 million tons in 2016, a decrease of 9.3 percent compared to 2015, according to the Lake Carriers' Association. Loadings for 2016 were also 5.3 percent below the trade’s five-year average.

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Vulcan to Acquire Tennessee Operations

Vulcan Materials Co. has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Lebanon, Tenn.-based LoJac Holdings Corp.'s asphalt, construction, safety and Monterey operations, according to The Tennessean.

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Construction Spending Highest in 10 Years

Gains in all three major construction categories pushed total construction to its highest point since April 2006 when a housing expansion fueled a building boom.

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Summit Materials Acquires Colorado, Arkansas Operations

Summit Materials Inc. entered into definitive agreements to acquire Colorado-based Everist Materials, LLC and Arkansas-based Razorback Concrete Co., subject to customary closing conditions. Both transactions are expected to close on or before Feb. 28, 2017.

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NSSGA Looks Forward to New Congressional Activity

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is looking forward to a new Congress and session. For the first time in 88 years, a Republican majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate will welcome a new president of the same party.

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