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Lafarge Quarries Recognized with Community Relations Awards

Two of Lafarge North America's Illinois aggregate quarries, Cave in Rock and Joliet, were recently awarded with the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Community Relations Award.

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Cemex Plants Given EPA Energy Star Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded five Cemex cement manufacturing plants in the United States with its 2011 Energy Star award.

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Manufacturers Ask for Urgency in Washington Following Jobs Speech

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater echoed the views of industry manufacturers that transportation funding is a critical economic stepping-stone after President Obama’s jobs speech to a joint session of Congress.

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Construction Spending Slips in July

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce reported that construction spending during July 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $789.5 billion, 1.3 percent below the revised June estimate of $799.8 billion.

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Caterpillar Continues Aggressive Expansion Plans in China

In support of the company’s strategy to grow its business to a leadership position in China, Caterpillar Inc. announced an expansion of the company’s operations in China. Representatives from Caterpillar and the Xitong Technical Industrial Park Administrative Committee signed an Investment Agreement to build a state-of-the-art proving ground and a large wheel loader manufacturing facility in Tongzhou, Jiangsu Province.

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