Feb
    15
    AEM: Keep an Eye on These 10 Infrastructure Trends in 2018
    Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, where he urged Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reported 10 infrastructure predictions for 2018 through its CONEXPO-CON/AGG ‘365’ online newsletter. The predictions come from a TRC Companies’ report that states there are some key trends...

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    Feb
    13
    Broken Infrastructure
    Our infrastructure is broken Years of inaction have allowed American infrastructure to degrade into a state of disrepair. With yesterday’s release of President Donald J. Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, the Administration is committed to reversing this sad course. Here are the facts: One out of every five miles...

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    Feb
    12
    AEM: Trump Infrastructure Plan Good Starting Point
    Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement following statement following the introduction of President Trump’s $1.5 Dennis Slater, AEM President trillion infrastructure plan: Equipment manufacturers welcome the introduction of President Trump’s infrastructure proposal today. It should serve as an important starting point for serious debate in Congress, given...

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    Feb
    12
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Last week US EPA released its 2017 draft “Inventory of Greenhouse Gases Emissions and Sinks;” draft because it’s open for comment until March 9.  Bottom line: Total gross 2016 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,546.2 million metric tons (MMT) of CO2 equivalent. Emissions decreased from 2015 to 2016 by...

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    Feb
    06
    Observations about 2018…
    Observations about 2018… By Greg Sitek The construction markets enter a year that will most likely offer more opportunity than in decades. “The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will long be remembered as one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons on record.  This placed 2017 among the top 10 most active Atlantic seasons...

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    Feb
    05
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  There’s been a lot of criticism about EPA’s public process with its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.  One major complaint is that the agency held just one public meeting, at the end of November, in – some said – a very out of the way place: Charleston,...

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