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October Construction Spending Inches Up; Highways Higher

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during October 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,107.4 billion, 1.0 percent (±1.8 percent) above the revised September estimate of $1,096.6 billion. The October figure is 13.0 percent (±2.5 percent) above the October 2014 estimate of $979.6 billion.

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Martin Marietta Acquires Control of Rock & Rail

On Oct. 9, Martin Marietta Materials Inc. filed a verified notice of exemption to acquire control of Rock & Rail Inc. (RRI), a Class III railroad. On Oct. 23, notice of the exemption was served and published in the Federal Register. The exemption became effective Nov. 8.

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Graymont Proposes Lime Plant and Quarry Project In Canada

Graymont announced that, following extensive public and First Nations consultations, it has filed a British Columbia Environmental Assessment application for a proposed lime plant and quarry operation to be constructed near Giscome, British Columbia, Canada, in the regional district of Fraser-Fort George.

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Granite Construction Lands Two infrastructure Projects

Granite Construction Inc., which not only produces construction materials, but also serves as a full-service general contractor and construction-management firm, announced that it has landed two substantial infrastructure projects, one in Texas and one in Ohio.

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Carmeuse ‘Stuffs the Truck’ in Ohio

The average winter temperature in northeast Ohio is well below freezing and tends to stay that way for weeks on end. For most people, that means we bump up the thermostat and put on an extra sweater. But for destitute and homeless men and women, 20 percent of whom are veterans, the freezing temperatures can mean frostbite, injuries and overall misery.

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