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PCA, NSSGA charter group seeks stabilized U.S. Geological Survey funding

Source: Mineral Science and Information Coalition, Washington, D.C.

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and Portland Cement Association are among 15 organizations behind the Mineral Science and Information Coalition (MSIC), formed to advocate for federal agency endeavors such as the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Program—the top source of cement, sand and gravel, and crushed stone shipments.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg positioned as decade's best capital investment barometer

Sources: CP staff; Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

After a second consecutive year where concrete, cement and aggregate interests saw modest shipment gains--while overall construction industry increases in 2013 reached the 7-8 percent range--producers are positioned to act on plant and fleet equipment investment carrying them through the growth phase projected for the remainder the decade.

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Contractor coalition, Chamber: OSHA silica rule unworkable, economically infeasible

Sources: Construction Industry Safety Coalition, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

Two weeks after closing the public comment period for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is continuing to process documents from individuals, companies and organizations challenging the agency’s math and embrace of air-monitoring technology for workplaces and job sites.

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