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Lakes Limestone Trade Steady in August

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,941,085 tons in August, a near carbon copy of both a year ago and July of this year, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. Limestone cargos also bettered the month’s five-year average by 5.8 percent.

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Aug. 22, a 29-year-old miner with one year of experience was fatally injured at a Haines & Kibblehouse plant while cleaning a snub pulley. The victim was working from an aerial lift located under the belt conveyor when he became entangled in the conveyor pulley.

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Lhoist North America Responds to Driver Shortage

The trucking industry in the United States and Canada is currently experiencing a significant shortage of qualified drivers, which has grown to affect nearly every industry and region in the country. 

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Construction Spending Rises in July; Highways up 7.1 Percent

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending in July was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,315.4 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.5 percent) above the revised June estimate of $1,314.2 billion. 

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Carmeuse Teams Compete in Mine Rescue Competition

Four teams from Carmeuse took part in the 2018 Metal/Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Competition at the Heritage Center in Lexington, Ky.

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