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Aggregates Production: Up for Both Quarter; Year

According to figures just released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an estimated 697 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 5 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2014. “The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2015 was 1.69 billion metric tons, an increase of 5 percent compared with that of the same period of 2014,” said USGS Crushed Stone Commodity Specialist Jason Willett.

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NSSGA Analyzes New Highway Bill

The FAST Act, America’s new highway bill, has been passed and signed into law. But lost in the complicated, labyrinthine story of its passing is, what does the bill really mean?

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Stockpile Reports Measures More Than $2 Billion of Aggregates

Stockpile Reports (StockpileReports.com), an online image-based stockpile inventory-management platform, announced that it has secured more than 100 customers worldwide and measured more than $2 billion of aggregates since the launch of its service in 2013. Marquee customers include the Texas Department of Transportation, CEMEX, Quikrete and Lane Construction.

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Construction Materials Anchoring St. Lawrence Seaway Shipments

The number of vessels currently in the Great Lakes-Seaway system has exceeded the five-year average as ships deliver much-needed supplies and make a final push to export grain before the St. Lawrence Seaway closes December 30, according to the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

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Key Aggregates Producers Praise FAST Act

President Obama has signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law, a bill that sends a signal to the construction markets that five years of growth are ahead.

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