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MSHA Reports on Aggregates Fatality

According to MSHA, on May 9, 2014, a 20-year-old groundman with 9 weeks of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mill. The victim was unloading a rail car using a mobile rail barge truck conveyor and was caught in the feed end of the conveyor.   

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Multifamily Surge Propels Housing Starts

Soaring production of multifamily apartments pushed nationwide housing starts above the million-unit mark in April, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Vulcan Reports Jump in Aggregates Business

Don James, chairman and chief executive officer Vulcan MaterialsVulcan Materials Co. announced results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014. The company is reporting that net sales increased $44 million, or 9 percent. Gross profit increased $16 million, or 93 percent.

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