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ARTBA Files Suit to Stop Silica Regulation

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) filed suit in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to thwart the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica.

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Construction Material Prices Rise for First Time in Nine Months

Construction input prices rose on a monthly basis in March for the first time in nine months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices expanded 0.9 percent on a monthly basis in March but are still down 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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Granite Construction Launches Redesigned Website

Granite Construction Inc. announced the launch of its newly redesigned corporate website, GraniteConstruction.com. Based on the theme "Building Value Together," the brand essence of the site focuses on the "strength of our partnerships and the power of building better together with our clients, our employees and our partners," the company said.

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Polaris Stymied in First Quarter

Polaris announced that sales volumes in Q1 2016 were 516,000 tons which was modestly below its expected range of 550,000 to 600,000 tons. The company said heavy rain in its key markets, as well as scheduled maintenance at one of its Bay Area delivery points, continued to impact volumes.

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