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Aggregate Industries Honored with Environmental Award

The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) honored Aggregate Industries US’ Northeast Region with The Green Star Award during ELM’s annual Earth Night on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Aggregate Industries was recognized for its dedication and commitment to creating a healthy environment and a future of clean energy.

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Deep Need Pinches Construction Labor Market

Construction employment dipped for the second consecutive month in May, but rising industry pay and plunging unemployment suggest contractors would be hiring more workers if they were available, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that worker shortages may be reaching the point where they undermine the sector’s growth.

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MSHA Regulatory Agenda Takes Shape

The end of the Obama Administration is fewer than eight months away, but MSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda demonstrates the Administration’s push for more regulatory burdens on operators, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in May

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.4 percent in May to 119.4 from its revised April reading of 116.6 (2000=100). 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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