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MSHA Hits Texas Quarry With Imminent Danger Order

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 146 citations, six orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections at 11 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in September 2016.

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Carmeuse Lime and Stone Donates Limestone for Park

Carmeuse Lime and Stone recently donated 4,000 tons of limestone to Wald Park, Inc., a nonprofit in Maysville, Ky., that is renovating a park into a modern, state-of-the-art sports complex for the surrounding community.

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Housing Starts Drop in September; Permits Rise

A sharp decline in multifamily production brought overall nationwide housing starts down 9 percent in September, according to newly released data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. However, both single-family production and overall permit issuance posted solid gains.

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Groups Press Candidates on Infrastructure Funding

Thirty-four of the nation's leading business, labor, transportation and travel groups called on both major party presidential candidates to include long-term, sustainable funding measures as part of their infrastructure plans and are offering to help get those plans enacted in letters sent to both campaigns this week. The various groups said that finding ways to pay for future improvements to the nation's transportation infrastructure would help boost employment levels and economic growth.

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Forecast: Construction Starts to Increase in 2017

Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2017 will advance 5 percent to $713 billion, following gains of 11 percent in 2015 and an estimated 1 percent in 2016.

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