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Great Lakes Limestone Shipments Rise in July

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in July, an increase of 15.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. July’s loadings were also slightly ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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NSSGA Legislative Policy Forum to Take Message to Congress

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will hold its first Legislative Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-28. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

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Some MSHA Employees Do Not Meet Medical Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced immediate action to address a longstanding issue by implementing an action plan for employees who do not meet the Agency’s medical standards. Some employees have not met medical standards for several years.

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U.S. Concrete Aggregates Sales Up 8.3 Percent

U.S. Concrete Inc. reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. In the second quarter of 2017, the company reported a net loss of $2.3 million compared to a net loss of $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2016.

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U.S. Asphalt Sales to Reach 27.6 Million Tons in 2021

Demand for asphalt used in paving, roofing and other products is forecast to rise 3.0 percent annually to 27.6 million tons in 2021. In terms of weight, asphalt used in paving products is projected to see the most rapid growth, reaching nearly 22 million tons in 2021. 

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