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Aggregate Producers Among NRMCA Quality Winners

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced the winners of its 2018 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers have demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities and product quality control while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. 

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St. Lawrence Seaway Stone Shipments Up 6 Percent

According to the latest figures, cement/clinkers tonnage shipments via the St. Lawrence Seaway for the period of March 29 to August 31 are up 25 percent compared to the same period last year. These cement/clinker shipments go to marine terminals at both U.S. and Canadian ports within the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway region.

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Hangar, DroneBase Partner on Data Capture Program

Hangar Technology, the world’s first end-to-end platform for 4DVisual Insights, and DroneBase, the largest global drone operations company, announced a partnership that will leverage DroneBase’s global API and Pilot Network to scale Hangar’s technology nationally and provide enterprises with a reliable alternative to adopting an internal drone program.

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TRIP: Wisconsin Roads, Bridges in Dire Need of Repair

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Wisconsin motorists a total of $6.8 billion statewide annually – up to $2,321 per driver in the state’s largest urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. 

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Congress Approves Billions of Dollars in Construction Funding

Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill – which the president is expected to sign into law – that increases military construction spending by 2.4 percent, and boosts Corps of Engineers funding 11 percent, the most Congress has ever appropriated to the agency, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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