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MLPA Recognizes 2016 Safety Award Recipients

More than 80 stationary and portable plant crews of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) were honored with the MLPA Safety Award for their records of safety and outstanding performance in 2016. Categories include the Safety Commendation For No Lost-Time Accidents, as well as the Consecutive Years Without A Lost-Time Accident Award and the Multiples of 100,000 Hours Without A Lost-Time Accident Award.

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Illinois EPA Out of Bounds Targeting Quarries That Accept CCDD

The news reports certainly grabbed your attention. Four in five Illinois quarries that backfill with concrete and other demolition waste showed higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

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That $1 Trillion May Actually Be Only $200 Billion

According to a report from Bloomberg, President Trump plans to release his long-promised infrastructure proposal in early January, citing a senior administration official.

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Aggregates Production Down Slightly in Third Quarter

An estimated 656 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2017, a slight decrease compared with that of the third quarter of 2016, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS.) The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2017 was 1.69 billion metric tons (Gt), a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2016.

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Dodge Momentum Index Surges

The Dodge Momentum Index surged again in November, climbing 13.9 percent to 149.5 (2000=100) from the revised October reading of 131.3. 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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