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Eagle Materials Acquires CRS Proppants

Eagle Materials Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CRS Proppants LLC and its subsidiaries, including Great Northern Sand LLC (CRS Proppants), an established supplier of high-quality northern-white frac sand to the energy industry.

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Nationwide Housing Starts Climb Even Higher

For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units.

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NSSGA Fall Board Meeting Advances Strategic Plan

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) recent Fall Board Meeting advanced the association's Rocks Build America strategic plan with noted association consultant Glenn Tecker who led a two-day, leadership workshop. The purpose of the seminar was to align the goals of membership, the board and association staff to strengthen the aggregates industry, the association said.

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