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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 7.5 Percent in October

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.4 million tons in October, a decrease of 7.5 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos also trailed the month’s five-year average by 4.6 percent, according to the Lake Carriers Association (LCA).

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Arcosa Created from Trinity Industries Construction Materials Businesses

A spinoff of assets outside Trinity Industries core Rail and Railcar Leasing and Management Services businesses has created Arcosa Inc., a separate publicly traded company reporting 2017 sales of $1.5 billion across three groups: Construction Products, with 11 sand and gravel operations (Texas, Louisiana) and eight expanded shale and clay plants (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas), plus Energy Equipment and Transportation. 

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LafargeHolcim Aggregates Sales Up 6 Percent

LafargeHolcim announced that like-for-like net sales grew by 5.8 percent for the third quarter of 2018 and by 5.1 percent in the first nine months of 2018 compared to the prior-year period. Growth was driven by increased demand as well as sales price increases. 

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Transportation Issues on Ballot

Voters in several states will see transportation funding initiatives on their ballots on Nov. 6, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). Faced with significant shortages in federal funding for roads, bridges and highways, many states have put forth measures to address their funding needs. Voters in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah, will all consider transportation funding measures this year. 

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Vulcan Announces Third Quarter Aggregates Increases

Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2018. Third quarter earnings from continuing operations were $180 million, or $1.34 per diluted share. Net earnings increased 65 percent to $179 million and Adjusted EBITDA increased 13 percent from the prior year's third quarter to $353 million.

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