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Country Star Kip Moore Debuts Construction Industry Song, Video

Kip MooreCountry music star Kip Moore debuted a new song and video today at www.CaseCE.com/OntheCase dedicated to the hard-working men and women of the construction industry. The song, “On the Case,” is a personal homage to his fan base and the people who have inspired and supported him throughout his career. The song and video are also being released in coordination with the beginning of the Labor Day weekend.

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Report: Cement, Ready-Mix Prices Remain Elevated

Current construction costs rose for the 31st consecutive month in August according to IHS and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 53.0 percent in August, softer than the July reading, but still in positive territory.

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July Construction Rises; Highways Down

New construction starts in July climbed 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Nonresidential building continued to advance, supported by yet another robust month for manufacturing plant projects as well as improvement for commercial building.

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Lafarge Participates in River Cleanup

Lafarge North AmericaLafarge North America employees volunteered for a Living Lands and Waters river cleanup of the Des Plains River in Channahon, Ill., near the Lafarge U.S. Joliet Quarry. The effort was part of its national commitment to the organization. Earlier this summer, Living Lands and Waters also received a $20,000 donation on behalf of Lafarge U.S. and its employees.

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