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TRIP Releases Nevada Report

In order to create and sustain economic growth in Nevada, the state will need to move forward with critically needed transportation projects that would build, expand or modernize roads, highways, bridges, mass transit systems and other transportation facilities. A new report identifies the 25 most needed transportation improvements to support economic development in Nevada. The report, “Keeping Nevada Connected: Future Mobility in the Silver State,” was released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.- based national transportation organization.

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Ritchie Bros. Breaks Auction Record

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducted a record-breaking two-day auction in Las Vegas on March 6 -7. The more than $60-million unreserved public auction was the largest the site has ever conducted in terms of gross auction proceeds, number of registered bidders (4,750+), number of sellers (450+) and total number of buyers (900+).

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Vulcan Concludes Deal

Vulcan Materials Co. announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of the company's cement and concrete businesses in the Florida area to Cementos Argos for gross cash proceeds of $720 million. Under a separate supply agreement, Vulcan will continue to provide aggregates to the divested concrete facilities, at market prices, for a period of 20 years.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg Kicks Off This Week

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 kicks off this morning in Las Vegas, and will feature new equipment, technology and product breakthroughs for the construction and aggregates industries. The show already covers a record-breaking 2.3 million net sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor exhibits, and IFPE 2014 has achieved record status with 165,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space.

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James Named Recipient of 2014 Wendt Award

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Donald M. James, chairman and chief executive officer, Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala., and a former chairman of NSSGA, as the recipient of the 17th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award for his dedication to the construction aggregates industry, his family and his community.

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