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Construction Spending Ticks Upward

Construction spending in September totaled $1.219 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, an increase of 0.3 percent from the August total and up 2 percent from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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October Construction Starts Fall 9 Percent

New construction starts in October dropped 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $742.9 billion, pulling back after a 14 percent jump in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Over the past two months the pattern for total construction starts was shaped by nonresidential building, which fell 30 percent in October after soaring 37 percent in September, despite some large projects.

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Cemex's Balcones Quarry Hosts Quarry Academy

Cemex USA hosted dozens of aggregates industry experts at its Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, to help highlight best practices to improve process efficiency as part of the annual Quarry Academy educational seminar presented by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Dyno Nobel.

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Vulcan Expands Cajon Creek Conservation Bank

The Western Division of Vulcan Materials Co. announced the expansion of its Cajon Creek Conservation Bank to more than 1,300 acres in Cajon Wash and Lytle Creek, Calif. The Cajon Creek Conservation Bank protects the rare plant community located in Cajon Wash and Lytle Creek known as Riversidian Alluvial Fan Sage Scrub (RAFSS), according to Inland Empire.

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MSHA Issues Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued the following Serious Accident Alert.

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