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Lehigh Hanson Donates Reclaimed Mine to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Lehigh Hanson Inc. announced that its Hanson Aggregates Marlboro Sand & Gravel site in Bennettsville, S.C., has donated approximately 200 acres of reclaimed mining property to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR), a non-profit wildlife rescue organization that provides sanctuary, rescue and rehabilitation for wildlife, farmed and exotic animals. 

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New Home Sales Fall in October

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 2.8 percent from this time in 2017.

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Sunroc Acquires Tri-County Concrete

Sunroc Corp., a construction services company serving Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, announced it has closed on the asset acquisition of Roosevelt, Utah-based Tri-County Concrete. The acquisition will amplify Sunroc's current service area in Utah, making the company among the largest sandand gravel, ready-mixed concrete and construction service companies in the state. 

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MSHA Reports 15th Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Nov. 3, a 44-year-old shift supervisor with three years of experience was killed when a loaded Caterpillar 785B haul truck ran over her pickup truck at the crusher site.

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New Construction Starts Climb 21 Percent; Highways Soar

New construction starts in October climbed 21 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $864.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The substantial increase followed three straight months of decline, during which the pace of total construction starts fell 22 percent from the exceptionally strong volume reported back in June. 

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