Study: U.S. Aggregates Market to Hit 2.8 Gt by 2019

Sales of construction aggregates in the United States are forecast to expand at a 2.9 percent annual pace through 2019 to 2.8 billion metric tons (Gt), continuing to recover from the steep declines that occurred as a result of the country's 2007-2009 economic recession and outperforming both its North American neighbors.

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Oldcastle Buys Mulzer Crushed Stone

Tell City, Ind.-based Mulzer Crushed Stone has been purchased by Oldcastle Materials. Oldcastle also concluded several smaller stone, aggregate and asphalt transactions in Connecticut, Minnesota, Washington and Montreal that complement the company's South, North, Central and West Divisions, along with CRH Canada.

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Cemex Open to Supply Raw Materials for Trump's Wall

Cemex is open to providing quotes to supply the raw materials for President Donald Trump's promised border wall, its chairman told the newspaper Reforma . Trump repeated in a speech to Congress his vow that he would soon start building a barrier along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants and drugs crossing north. 

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Georgia Construction Aggregate Association Names New Board Members

The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its board of directors and the naming of Travis Miller of Blue Grass Materials as president of the board. Representing Georgia’s aggregate industry producers, these individuals will assist the association in its mission to serve as the leading voice for the aggregates industry in the state.

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January Construction Spending Rises; Highways Fall

Construction spending during January 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,180.3 billion, 1.0 percent (±1.0 percent) below the revised December estimate of $1,192.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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