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Dodge Momentum Index Jumps Higher in November

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 5.3 percent higher in November to 159.7 (2000=100) from the revised October reading of 151.7. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. 

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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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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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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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