Aggregates Production Rises Higher in 2016

According to figures from the U.S. Geological Survey, total aggregates production in 2016 was 2.49 billion metric tons (Gt), up from 2.28 Gt in 2015. The information was reported in its 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries report.

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Caterpillar Moving Headquarters to Chicago

Caterpillar Inc. announced it will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year and reaffirmed the ongoing importance of its presence in Peoria and Central Illinois.

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Nonmetallic Mineral Products Index Increases in December

The nonmetallic mineral products industry leading index increased to 255.6 in December from a downwardly revised 253.6 in November. Its six-month smoothed growth rate increased to 3.7 percent in December from a downwardly revised 2.2 percent in November, according to the U.S Geological Survey.

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Quarry Lockout Continues in Canada

Workers at Texada Quarrying on Texada Island in British Columbia, Canada, have been locked out since the middle of October, reported the Powell River Peak. Bargaining between LafargeHolcim and United Steelworkers Local 816 has fallen through over wording around seniority rights, despite an offer to improve benefits and wages from the company.

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Eagle's Concrete and Aggregates Revenues Climb Higher

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Dec. 31, 2016. The company is reporting:

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