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PB Materials Acquires Aggregates, Ready-Mix Assets in Texas

PB Materials Holdings Inc. (PBM), a regional producer of aggregates and ready-mix concrete in the Permian Basin, has completed the simultaneous acquisitions of substantially all of the assets of  WUUD Aggregate LLC, ARM Trucking Limited Co. and Kermit Concrete Co.

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NSSGA Awards Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Manufacturers & Services (M&S) Division selected Gregory Meyer, a senior at Virginia Tech, as the recipient of the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship.

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Houston Hammered by Hurricane Harvey; Rebuilding to Take Years

Hurricane Harvey has hit the Houston area hard. At least 13 people are dead, with many more injured, as parts of the Houston area were inundated with more than 40 in. of rain, according to forecasters. Totals could reach 50 in. as rainfall continues.

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Aggregates Production Dips in Second Quarter

An estimated 606 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2017, a slight decrease compared with that of the second quarter of 2016, according to Jason Willett, crushed-stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The estimated production for consumption in the first six months of 2017 was 1.02 billion metric tons (Gt), a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2016.

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Vulcan Materials Acquires Polaris Materials

Vulcan Materials Co. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polaris Materials Corp., an aggregates and logistics company that serves key California markets from strategically situated operations in British Columbia, Canada. The Polaris business includes a high-capacity aggregates processing plant and deep water port on Vancouver Island along with associated long-term aggregate reserves and five distribution yard outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Long Beach, Calif.

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