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Happy National Miners Day

Dec. 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. This day was created as a day of reflection, when we can show appreciation for the sacrifices, honor the accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hard-working individuals experience. 

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ARTBA: Transportation Market to Grow 4.2 Percent

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019, according to the annual economic forecast released Dec. 5 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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AEM Campaign Urges Washington to Start With Infrastructure

A new public affairs campaign kicked off by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is aiming to put infrastructure issues on the front burner with President Trump and a new Congress.

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 6 Percent in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.8 million tons in November, a decrease of 6 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. However, limestone cargos were just about on track with the month’s five-year average.

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Construction Spending Down Slightly in October

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending during October 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,308.8 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.5 percent) below the revised September estimate of $1,310.8 billion. The October figure is 4.9 percent (±1.6 percent) above the October 2017 estimate of $1,247.5 billion. 

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