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Gas Tax Supporters in 12 States Cruise Through Primaries

Ninety-six percent of state lawmakers who voted in favor of a gas tax increase and faced reelection in 2018 primaries will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, according to new data from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

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U.S. Concrete's Aggregates Revenue Rises Higher

U.S. Concrete Inc. reported that consolidated revenue increased 18.6 percent to $404.2 million in this year's second quarter, an all-time quarterly high.

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FMI Reports on Managing Risk

Construction consultancy FMI issued a report on "Managing Risk in the Digital Age," based on a survey of participants in the Associated General Contractors of America's 2018 Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum. 

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MSHA Reports Seventh Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on July 31 a 62-year-old foreman with 40 years of experience was fatally injured while dismantling a portable crusher at Susag Sand & Gravel Inc. in Wells County, N.D. 

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Lakes Limestone Trade Strong Again in July

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,985,544 tons in July, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to a year ago. The trade also bettered the month’s five-year average by 5.5 percent, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

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