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Outback Materials to Partner With CarbonCure

Outback Materials has partnered with CarbonCure Technologies in order to provide environmentally friendly concrete to projects in Central California, including the high-profile California High-Speed Rail project. This partnership solidifies Outback's commitment to help contribute to California’s environmental targets, according to the company.

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Great Lakes Limestone Shipments Rise in July

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in July, an increase of 15.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. July’s loadings were also slightly ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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U.S. Concrete Aggregates Sales Up 8.3 Percent

U.S. Concrete Inc. reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. In the second quarter of 2017, the company reported a net loss of $2.3 million compared to a net loss of $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2016.

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NSSGA Legislative Policy Forum to Take Message to Congress

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will hold its first Legislative Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-28. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

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Some MSHA Employees Do Not Meet Medical Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced immediate action to address a longstanding issue by implementing an action plan for employees who do not meet the Agency’s medical standards. Some employees have not met medical standards for several years.

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