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Canadian Agency Clarifies Aggregates Permitting Issues

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) has given the Canadian aggregates industry a heads up about some information that has come up recently related to aggregate permit applications on Crown land and municipal zoning, according to the Ontario Stone, Sand& Gravel Association (OSSGA). 

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New Home Sales Edge Down in July

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, sales are up 7.2 percent from this time last year.

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Summit Materials Adds Two to Board of Directors

Summit Materials Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Anne M. Cooney and Susan A. Ellerbusch as new independent directors. With the appointment of Cooney and Ellerbusch, Summit’s board now comprises 10 members. Additionally, Summit announced that Neil P. Simpkins will resign from the board of directors, effective at the end of the company’s fiscal year.

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Eurovia Acquires Lane Asphalt Plants & Paving

Eurovia has signed an agreement with Salini Impregilo Group to acquire the Cheshire, Conn.-based Lane Asphalt Plants & Paving division of its subsidary Lane Construction. The transaction is reported at $555 million. 

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