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Cemex Contributes $45,000 to Education Program

Cemex will donate $45,000 to the Edwards Aquifer Conservancy (EAC), an organization that supports and benefits the Edwards Aquifer. Cemex's Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, is one of the largest limestone quarries in the United States. The donation funds the Cemex Educator Excursion Series, a series of hands-on educator workshops that promotes protection and conservation of the Edwards Aquifer and its surrounding habitat located in Bexar and Comal counties. 

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Dodge Momentum Index Stumbles in July

The Dodge Momentum Index fell in July, dropping 3.3 percent to 135.0 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 139.6. 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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Construction Spending Down for Month; Up for Year

Construction spending during June 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,205.8 billion, 1.3 percent (±1.5 percent) below the revised May estimate of $1,221.6 billion. The June figure is 1.6 percent (±1.8 percent) above the June 2016 estimate of $1,186.4 billion.

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MSHA Issues a New Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a new serious accident alert. The accident occurred on June 29. 

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MSHA: No Mining Operations Meet POV Criteria

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that – for the third consecutive year – none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations meets the criteria for a Pattern of Violations notice. The screening period started on July 1, 2016, and ended on June 30, 2017.

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