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ROCKproducts • December 2018 • 29 www.rockproducts.com industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 bil- lion in the United States, including $1.4 billion in Maine. Nonresiden- tial spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Maine totaled $622 million in 2017. State and local spending totaled $398 million. Nonresidential starts in Maine totaled $1.5 billion in 2017 and $1.1 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In New Hampshire, construction contributed $2.7 billion (3.3 per- cent) of the state's GDP of $81 billion, less than the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 billion in the United States, including $1.6 billion in New Hamp- shire. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 bil- lion public). Private nonresidential spending in New Hampshire totaled $907 million in 2017. State and local spending totaled $880 million. Nonresidential starts in New Hamp- shire totaled $1.1 billion in 2017 and $1.7 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Rhode Island, construction con- tributed $2.3 billion (3.9 percent) of the state's GDP of $59 billion, less than the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 bil- lion in the United States, including $1.1 billion in Rhode Island. Non- residential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Rhode Island totaled $886 million in 2017. State and local spending totaled $488 mil- lion. Nonresidential starts in Rhode Island totaled $1.2 billion in 2017 and $0.8 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Vermont, construction contrib- uted $1.2 billion (3.6 percent) of the state's GDP of $32 billion, less than the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 bil- lion in the United States, including $761.7 million in Vermont. Nonresi- dential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Vermont totaled $639 million in 2017. State and local spending totaled $507 million. Nonresidential starts in Vermont totaled $0.7 billion in 2017 and $0.8 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. Around the Region More than 300 Connecticut bridges (20 ft. or longer), carrying 4.3 mil- lion vehicles daily, are structurally deficient, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research group. A bridge is structurally deficient if there is significant deterio- ration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components. In a settlement with the U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency, Kimball Sand Co., a sand and gravel com- pany operating in the Massachusetts communities of Blackstone and Northborough, agreed to reduce its emissions of hazardous air pollutants and visible emissions as required by federal clean air laws. Fourteen percent of bridges statewide and nine percent of bridges in south- ern Maine are structurally deficient according to a report released by TRIP. Peckham Industries Inc. has completed the acquisition of Palmer Paving Corp., a heavy highway construction and materials business based in Palmer, Mass. Palmer's operations, seasoned business management team and more than 150 employees will remain intact and will provide Peckham with expanding business opportunities in the region. Together, the companies will optimize the synergies that exist between them. Privately-held Peck- ham Industries, Inc., a family operated company since 1924, now employs more than 800 people at more than 25 facilities located in Connecticut, Mas- sachusetts, New York and Vermont. Sources: U.S. Geological Survey and Associated General Contractors of America. STOCKPILE www.kpijci.com

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