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February Construction Starts Rise 10 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $667.6 billion, new construction starts in February advanced 10 percent compared to the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Aggregates Production Increased 6 Percent in 2015

The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2015 was 2.28 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 6 percent compared with that of 2014, according to Jason Willett, crushed-stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

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Caterpillar Shows Machines at Media Event

NOTD CAT 150Caterpillar held a special media event in Peoria, Ill., unveiling updated designs for several machines. The event was attended by Don Marsh, editor of Rock Products' sister publication Concrete Products.

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AGG1 Set to Kick Off in Nashville

NOTD AGG1 150The 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo kicks off in Nashville, March 22-24. The event is once again co-located with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention and World of Asphalt Show & Conference.

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World Demand for Aggregates to Grow 5.2 Percent

The worldwide market for construction aggregates is projected to advance to 51.7 billion metric tons in 2019, representing an annual growth rate of 5.2 percent. Residential building applications for aggregates will be driven by upturns in the housing markets of developed countries and by rising personal incomes in developing countries, which will spur demand for more modern housing.

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