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New Construction Starts in February Recede 3 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $708.1 billion, new construction starts in February slipped 3 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The reduced activity in February followed a 2 percent decline in January, as the early months of 2018 are showing some loss of momentum after the 12 percent increase reported back in December. 

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MSHA Seeks to Collect Unpaid Fines

David Zatezalo, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) administrator, and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently highlighted that the agency will look to collect $67 million of unpaid fines issued over the last decade.

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U.S. Concrete Acquires Texas Aggregates Operation

U.S. Concrete Inc. acquired the assets of Golden Spread Redi-Mix, Inc. located in Amarillo, Texas. The acquisition includes 10 fixed ready-mixed concrete plants and a portable ready-mixed concrete division, consisting of five plants. The acquisition also includes an aggregates operation with extensive reserve life that is in close proximity to the Amarillo market. 

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Rock Blasting and Overbreak Control Seminar Offered

"Are you working in rock blasting? Are you interested in achieving more economic blasting practices; improved fragmentation and muckpile shape; reduced ground vibration and air overpressure; and keeping management happy?

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U.S. Concrete Enters Partnership With Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport announced the addition of a new partner as U.S. Concrete enters IndyCar competition for the first time, paired with third-generation racer Marco Andretti. 

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