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SME Annual Conference & Expo Held in Phoenix

The 2016 Annual Conference and Expo of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) was held at the Phoenix Convention Center Feb. 21-24, and brought together mining industry professionals from around the globe. More than 38 countries were represented during the Society’s four-day event, which featured 751 professional papers presented in 121 technical sessions and four professional short courses. Attendees received USB flash drives containing 171 preprint manuscripts.

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Aggregates Operations Honored for Safety, Environment, Community

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is recognizing outstanding aggregates operations in the United States and Canada for an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2015.

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U.S. Concrete Acquires Greco Brothers

U.S. Concrete Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Greco Brothers Concrete of L.I. Inc., a ready-mixed concrete producer located in Brooklyn, N.Y. Greco currently operates two ready-mixed concrete plants and a fleet of 37 mixer trucks. The assets of Greco will be integrated into U.S. Concrete’s existing New York operation, Ferrara Bros. LLC.

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in February

The Dodge Momentum Index climbed 0.5 percent in February to 126.1 (2000=100) from its revised January reading of 125.5. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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NSSGA Honors Industry Advocates

The aggregates industry continually faces legislation in Congress that directly impacts the bottom lines and the operations of National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) member companies. Each year, NSSGA recognizes outstanding advocates for aggregates with Grassroots Awards that highlight their efforts to educate lawmakers on the value of the industry and legislation that can benefit operations around the country.

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