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Polaris Aggregates Sales up in Fourth Quarter

Polaris Materials Corp. reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ending Dec. 31, 2015. In addition, the company announced the commencement of commercial operations at its Long Beach, Calif., terminal.

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Volvo CE Kicks Off ‘Golden Hauler’ Tour

NOTD VOLVO 150Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched the world’s first articulated hauler, the Volvo DR 631, in 1966. This year, Volvo CE will be celebrating the articulated hauler’s 50th anniversary with a custom-painted A40G hauler, dubbed the “Golden Hauler,” which will travel around the United States and Canada to make special appearances at dealer-sponsored events.

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January Construction Spending Climbs Higher

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during January 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,140.8 billion, 1.5 percent (±1.0 percent) above the revised December estimate of $1,123.5 billion. The January figure is 10.4 percent (±1.6 percent) above the January 2015 estimate of $1,033.3 billion.

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Presque Isle Quarry Receives Environmental Awards

Lafarge North America, a LafargeHolcim company, announced that its Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan received two awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its environmental and conservation efforts during the past year, including the 2015 Upland Management Award as well as a recertification of programs with WHC.

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