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Cemex USA Highlights Ongoing Dedication to Zero4Life

Cemex USA continued its dedication to improving workplace safety and employee health by starting the new year with Safety Week 2019, an annual company-wide initiative focused on achieving Zero4Life at its hundreds of facilities across the United States.

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New Construction Starts in November Slip 7 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $789.3 billion, new construction starts in November decreased 7 percent from October’s elevated amount, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Most of the total construction decline in the latest month was the result of nonresidential building pulling back 15 percent after its 43 percent surge in October.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Weak, Especially in the West

The pace of single-family housing starts declined for the third consecutive month as housing affordability concerns continue to weigh on the home construction market. Total starts posted a 3.2 percent increase due to gains for multifamily development. Total single-family and apartment construction starts are up 5.1 percent on a year-to-date basis, according to joint data released from the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Missouri Limestone Producers Honor Stamper Mine

During the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) annual convention, Martin Marietta was honored for its work on safety at their its Stamper Mine, located just north of Kansas City, Mo. 

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Aggregates Production Up 5 Percent in Third Quarter

An estimated 694 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 5 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2017. The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2018 was 1.77 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 5 percent compared with that of the same period of 2017, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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