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NSSGA Chairman Testifies Before House Highways And Transit Subcommittee

Newly elected National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Chairman Dave Thomey of Maryland Materials, North East, Md., testified before the House Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit at a two-day hearing focusing on the surface-transportation bill and streamlining programs, cutting red tape and creating jobs.

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Cement Shipments Up, Clinker Down

According to Hendrik G. van Oss, cement commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for January 2011 were 3.7 million metric tons (Mt). This was 6 percent higher than shipments in January 2010.

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Yokohama to Raise Prices 10 Percent on OTR Tires

Yokohama Tire Corp. will implement a price increase of up to 10 percent on all of its off-the-road (OTR) tires in the United States effective May 1. There will be in-line adjustments, as well, which will be announced at a later date.

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Canadian Construction Market Projected to Hit $300 Billion by 2014

According to Alex Carrick, chief economist, CanaData, at Reed Construction Data, spending on new construction in Canada will rise to $301.4 billion by 2014. The level this year, based on Statistics Canada’s survey of owner’s investment intentions, is expected to be $240.6 billion.

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Vulcan’s Stafford Quarry Receives National Recognition for Community Relations Excellence

Vulcan Materials Co.'s Stafford Quarry in Stafford, Va., received an Excellence in Community Relations Gold Award from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. This national award recognizes a superior level of active involvement with and positive contributions to the facility's neighboring community.

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