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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Surges in June

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,052,994 tons in June, an increase of more than 17 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. This June also represented the first month in which loadings topped 4 million tons since July 2015.

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in June

The Dodge Momentum Index grew 0.8 percent in June to 165.5 (2000=100) from the revised May reading of 164.2. 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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Industry Officials Blast Author of New Book on Sand

In advance of a new book getting ready to hit the market, “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization,” the L.A. Times allowed its author, Vince Beiser, to write an opinion piece.

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Aggregate Industry Market Report

In This Exclusive Report Prepared for Rock Products, Capstone Headwaters Discusses Market Trends Including Mergers and Acquisitions, Aggregate Production and Pricing.

By Darin Good and Brian Krehbiel

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Construction Spending Rises; Highway Spending Declines

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that in May 2018, construction spending during May 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,309.5 billion, 0.4 percent (±1.3 percent) above the revised April estimate of $1,304.5 billion.

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