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Dodge Releases 2019 Construction Outlook

Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2019 will be $808 billion, staying essentially even with the $807 billion estimated for 2018. 

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Cemex U.S. Operations Up 11 Percent

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V.  announced that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by 8 percent during the third quarter of 2018 to $3.7 billion versus the comparable period in 2017. Cemex’s operations in the United States increased sales 11 percent.

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Oct. 2, a 40-year-old miner with 20 years of experience was fatally injured when struck by stemming sand ejected from a borehole.

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Regulatory Agenda Offers Encouraging Signs

According to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) the Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. 

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