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Construction Spending Inches Higher

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce reported that construction spending during July 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion, 1.8 percent (±1.6 percent) above the revised June estimate of $963.7 billion. The July figure is 8.2 percent (±2.3 percent) above the July 2013 estimate of $906.6 billion.

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Stone Shipments Strong on St. Lawrence Seaway

Total cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway have now surpassed 2013 levels despite one of the most difficult starts to the shipping season in years due to ice coverage, according to The Chamber of Marine Commerce.

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AGG1 2015 Exhibit Space Sales Strong

Momentum is beginning to build for the 2015 World of Asphalt and AGG1 exhibitions: exhibit space sales are tracking ahead of previous show cycles as leading companies sign on to display their newest equipment, products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Union Decertification Vote Cleared at Quarry

In a case involving one of 12 crushed stone or sand and gravel operations under Moline, Ill.-based RiverStone Group Inc., the NLRB affirmed a contract bar doctrine limiting to three years the window during which a collective bargaining agreement restricts unit members from pursuing a vote to decertify their union.

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