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Construction Slated to Grow 5 Percent in 2015

Construction activities are expected to grow at 5 percent in 2015, leveling off from the previous forecast of 8 percent in Q1 2015, according to the Q2 Construction Outlook released by FMI Corp.

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Nonmetallic Mineral Products Index Increases in May

The nonmetallic mineral products industry leading index increased 1.1 percent to 243.6 in May from a revised 240.9 in April, and its six-month smoothed growth rate rose to 2.6 percent from a revised 0.7 percent in April. The six-month smoothed growth rate is a compound annual rate that measures the near-term trend, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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NSSGA Pushes House Appropriations Committee

The House Appropriations Committee approved the 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill on June 24 after addressing concerns by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) raised on three key issues for members:

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H&K Group Holds Successful Job Fair

In response to a significant backlog of secured contract work on both the heavy civil and construction materials segments of its business platform, Skippack, Pa.-based H&K Group Inc. (H&K) and The H&K Group family of companies held another extremely successful Job Fair on June 13, 2015.

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