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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Nearly 19 Percent in August

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,991,471 tons in August, an increase of 18.6 percent compared to a year ago. August’s loadings were also nearly 12 percent ahead of the month’s 5-year average.

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Worldwide Construction Aggregates Market Estimated to Hit $592.7 Billion

The worldwide construction aggregates market is estimated to be valued at $592.7 billion by 2025, according to a study by Persistence Market Research. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 percent through 2025 on account of the continuing large-scale infrastructure expansion projects carried out by the governments of numerous countries, along with a focus on transportation services and reinforced power generation. 

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Rock a Big Winner

Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, will receive the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA ) 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes an individual for substantial commitment and contributions to safe and healthy practices within his or her company and the industry.

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MSHA to Amend Examinations of Working Places Rule

On Sept. 12, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published two proposed rules in the Federal Register to amend the agency’s Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines final rule (82 FR 7680). Both proposed rules will be available for viewing on Sept. 11, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. at the Office of the Federal Register, Public Inspection Desk.

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Pioneer Sand Becomes Pioneer Landscape Centers

Pioneer Landscape Centers – formerly Pioneer Sand – operates 23 quarries, two production plants and 30 retail locations across Arizona and Colorado. The company now plans to open the ultimate retail outlet for contractors, DIY enthusiasts and landscapers in Littleton, Colo.

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