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Poll: Manufacturing a Top Issue For Voters In 2020

More than three quarters (76%) of registered voters want to know how 2020 presidential candidates plan to support and grow manufacturing in the United States, according to a new national poll from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) conducted by Morning Consult.

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Builder Confidence Begins Year Strong as Single-Family Growth Continues

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged one point lower to 75 in January, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The last two monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since July 1999.

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Iowa Producer Agrees to Pay EPA Penalty

An Iowa City, Iowa, company that operates a limestone quarry has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $33,500 to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified the alleged violations when it conducted an inspection at the company’s quarry in April 2019.

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shipping Notes Government Wish List

Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) President Bruce Burrows unveiled a 2020 wish list for legislative and policymakers to support the growth of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and coastal shipping with climate resiliency to deal with high-water levels as a top priority.

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Peckham Industries Acquires JSL Materials

Peckham Industries Inc., has acquired JSL Materials Inc. (parent company to John S. Lane & Son and JSL Asphalt). Located in Westfield, Mass., JSL Materials is one of the leading aggregate producers in New England. 

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