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 Study: Michigan Has Worst Roads; Florida Best

Lvl5, a company that creates HD maps for self-driving cars, released a list of states with the best and worst road quality. The company captured and analyzed five million miles of driving on U.S. roads and found that Michigan has the worst roads in the country while Florida has the best.

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Tony Basolo Dies; Former President of Dolese Bros.

The aggregates industry mourns the Jan. 9 passing of Tony Basolo, a Dolese Bros. Co. executive whom many people knew and admired for his dedication to the industry and participation in National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association activities, as well as the activities of its predecessor organization the National Stone Association.

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Dodge Momentum Index Lower in December; Up for Year

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.9 percent in December to 151.9 (2000=100) from the revised November reading of 159.7. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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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Mining Fatalities Second-Lowest Ever in 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018 – the second lowest number ever recorded. 

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