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U.S. Green Building Council Contingent Tours Epa-Honored Roanoke Cement Plant

A lesson in reducing energy consumption as well as using cement and cement-related products to help build a more sustainable community was gained by members of U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Southwest Virginia Chapter during an early-summer tour of Roanoke Cement Co.'s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant. Over 60 attendees — including USGBC members, ready-mixed concrete producers, as well as plant management and employees — enjoyed presentations, refreshments and a bus ride tour highlighting the last 15 years of the facility's environmental progress.

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Npca, Crsi-Backed Coalition Targets Trade Barriers Compounding Steel Price Spikes

NPCA, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, and American Institute of Steel Construction are among steel-user organizations supporting the new American Scrap Coalition, which calls on federal officials to address trade barriers that have helped fuel up to 100 percent price spikes year-to-date in finished-steel products

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Double-Digit Inflation Pervades Construction

“Surging prices for diesel fuel, asphalt, steel and other materials are clobbering construction budgets," notes AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, responding to June Producer Price Index figures the Bureau of Labor Statistics released in mid-July

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New York Producers, Teamsters Locals Settle Strikes

More than 500 New York City and Albany, N.Y., mixer truck drivers returned to work between July 10-14 after strikes that began July 1, a day after contracts expired

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