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White House Discusses Infrastructure Plans With Stakeholders

Senior Trump administration officials met Aug. 30 with various infrastructure stakeholders including executives from 27 state departments of transportation, as the administration continues to develop plans for a major investment proposal, according to the AASHTO Journal.

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Arizona Aggregates Producer to Build Border Wall Prototype

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the selection of four construction companies to build concrete prototypes of the wall President Trump has said he wants to build along with border with Mexico.

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Construction Spending Down for Month; Up for Year

Construction spending during July 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,211.5 billion, 0.6 percent (±1.5 percent) below the revised June estimate of $1,219.2 billion. The July figure is 1.8 percent (±1.8 percent) above the July 2016 estimate of $1,189.8 billion.

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NSSGA Announces Safety Awards

The National Stone Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of its 2017 Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards.

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Cemex Makes Huge Donation to Texas Relief Effort

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V.  announced a $500,000 donation for employee and community relief efforts in Texas after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

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