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February New Home Sales Flat

Sales of newly built, single-family homes remained virtually unchanged, inching down 0.6 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 618,000 units after upward revisions to the January, December and November reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Sunroc Acquires Arrowhead Concrete

Sunroc Corp., a construction services company serving southwest Wyoming, has closed the purchase of Rock Springs-based concrete company Arrowhead Concrete. The acquisition will amplify Sunroc's current Wyoming production ability, making Sunroc among the largest sand and gravel, ready-mixed concrete, and concrete-pumping suppliers in the region.

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Dodge Momentum Index Climbs in March

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 6.1 percent higher in March, rising to 155.0 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 146.0. 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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MSHA To Publish Final Rule on Workplace Exams

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish a final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines that amends a final rule published on Jan. 23, 2017.

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MSHA Issues New Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on March 24, two miners were using a man-lift to charge (load) blast holes with non-electric blasting caps, 8-grain boosters and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blasting agent.

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