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Congress Set to Act on Highway Trust Fund Patch

Highway BillAccording to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the House Ways and Means Committee marked up its version of the Highway Trust Fund patch (H.R. 5021) the morning of July 10 with the Senate Finance Committee moving forward in the afternoon on its bill. Senators reached a bipartisan agreement late July 9 allowing that panel to proceed with markup.

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More than 17,000 People Rock Hillhead

 

Hillhead-2014-showgroundA total of 17,559 visitors attended this year’s Hillhead show, held from June 24-26 at Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Rock Products Sales Director Sean Carr attended the event.

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Construction Spending Ticks Up in May

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during May 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $956.1 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.6 percent) above the revised April estimate of $955.1 billion. The May figure is 6.6 percent (±2.1 percent) above the May 2013 estimate of $896.6 billion.

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NALC Buyout Includes High-Quality Reserves

The management team of NALC USA Corp., wholly owned subsidiary of North American Limestone Corp. based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, announced the buyout of the company’s assets, effective July 1, 2014. The name of the new entity is NALC, LLC.

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