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Single-Family Housing Starts Rise; Permits Mixed

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The pace of single-family starts in August was the highest production rate since February.

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StonePoint Materials Acquires Houston Producer River Aggregates

StonePoint Materials LLC, Philadelphia, has acquired River Aggregates LLC. River operates two sand and gravel facilities serving Houston and Beaumont, Texas. River will complement StonePoint’s subsidiary Southern Aggregates, the largest sand and gravel producer in Louisiana, according to the company.

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NSSGA Presents James M. Christie Safety Award to Robin Markussen

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Robin Markussen, director of Occupational Health & Systems at Lehigh Hanson, as the winner of the 2020 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. Markussen has been a valued member of the NSSGA Safety and Health Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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NSSGA Celebrates Industry Safety Award Recipients

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the winners of the Safety Excellence Awards and the Louis Griesemer Sterling Silver Safety Awards. The Safety Excellence Awards recognize operations that maintain a safe workplace, evidenced by its safety performance over a consecutive period without an MSHA-reportable injury.  

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NSSGA Names Community Relations Excellence Award Winners

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of the Community Relations Excellence Awards. The Community Relations Excellence Awards recognizes producers’ achievements in enhancing the public’s perception of the industry and the individual producer’s operation through their community involvement. 

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