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Construction Materials Shipments Rise on St. Lawrence Seaway

U.S. manufacturing is expected to keep ship traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway bustling this season after a strong start for general cargo shipments through the navigation system.

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Producer Testifies Before Congress on Transportation Reauthorization

Bill Schmitz with Gernatt Asphalt Products Inc. in Collins, N.Y., testified June 3 on behalf of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) before the House Small Business Committee at their hearing,“The Road Ahead: Small Businesses and the Need for a Long-Term Surface Transportation Reauthorization.” The hearing emphasized the importance of action on a long-term and stably funded highway bill.

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Dodge Momentum Index Unchanged in May

The Dodge Momentum Index held steady at 122.3 (2000=100) in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. 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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Haver & Boecker Rocky Mountains Expands; Moves

Haver & Boecker Rocky Mountains, announced an expansion and relocation. The facility moved its service center on May 15 from Chilliwack to Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and welcomed Darcy Fredrickson as an additional sales manager to better serve western U.S. and Canadian customers.

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