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Hundreds Rally in Washington D.C. to Support Transportation Funding

15 Transportation Construction Industry Associations Rally to Make Transportation Job #1

Leading bipartisan Members of Congress joined hundreds of members of the transportation construction industry and its suppliers in Washington D.C. Tuesday to support the passage of a multi-year, fully funded transportation bill. The second annual RALLY for ROADS brings attention to the impact transportation and highway investment has on our nation’s economy.

“America’s infrastructure is vital to economic growth and job creation,” said Kerri Leininger, a RALLY for ROADS spokesperson and the Senior Vice President of Government and Political Affairs for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. “America’s transportation needs are too great, and its impact on the nation’s economic health and well-being are too substantial to delay passage of a surface transportation bill any longer.”

RALLY for ROADS is a bipartisan rally sponsored by 15 national transportation construction associations. Ten members of congress participated in the event including Chairman for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Democratic Chief Deputy Whip, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Representatives from all facets of the road construction, manufacturing, services, retail, agriculture and natural resources industries will join together to support the rally.

“Deficiencies in America’s surface transportation systems have cost households and businesses billions of dollars,” said Leininger. “Our livelihoods depend on America’s roads. The support for RALLY for ROADS from congressional and industry members highlights the importance of getting our nation’s infrastructure back on track.”

“RALLY for ROADS” is sponsored by the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), Portland Cement Association (PCA), International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) the US Chamber of Commerce, and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Second Annual RALLY for ROADS Tuesday March, 20th in Washington D.C.

Nation’s largest transportation advocacy rally to support a fully-funded, multi-year transportation bill

The second annual RALLY for ROADS will take place Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:00am on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Members of 15 transportation construction industry associations will join together to show their support of a fully-funded, multi-year transportation bill. The rally will showcase the role transportation plays on stimulating the economy, maintaining the nation’s global competitiveness and above all, creating American jobs. The Rally will feature employees from all facets of the road construction industry, including materials providers, road pavers, and equipment manufacturers and dealers.

RALLY for ROADS will be hosted by former Texas representative Max Sandlin. Participating speakers include Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. John Mica (FL), Rep. John Duncan (TN), Rep. Sam Graves (GA), Rep. Nick Rahall (WV), Rep. John Shimkus (IL), Rep. Jason Altmire (PA), Rep. Tom Petri (WI), Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI), and Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR). Speakers will also include representatives from the manufacturing, services, retail, agriculture and natural resources industries.

 What: RALLY for ROADS

When: Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00am (media set up can begin at 10am)

Where: Between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW on the National Mall

Who:  American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), Portland Cement Association (PCA), International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the US Chamber of Commerce

To RSVP please contact Christin Fernandez 202-789-4365, cfernandez@hdmk.org or visit www.rallyforroads.com

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 Offers New, Expanded Education Opportunities

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 attendees will find more industry-focused education at the event than ever before, providing additional value to their show experience.

More than 125 sessions will help contractors, business owners, construction materials producers, end-users and other industry professionals meet the challenges in a changing marketplace. More hands-on workshops will be held, and industry organizations have expanded their certification and examination programs for the convenience of show attendees.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 will be held March 22-26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Select sessions in the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 education program will be conducted with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered. Session tickets are available singly or in money-saving packages, and signing up ahead of time saves time and money. See the Education section of the show website www.conexpoconagg.com for full details.

The comprehensive CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 education program emphasizes industry and management issues and trends and applied technology. Education is divided into nine program tracks to help attendees locate topics of most interest to them: aggregates, asphalt, concrete, earthmoving and site development, equipment asset management, management best practices, recycling and sustainability, safety and workforce development/competitive edge.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length and include take-away materials. Show management developed the education program with the assistance of leading construction, manufacturing and producer groups to assure a well-rounded program of relevance to all industry segments.

A “Green Roads Summit” is new for the 2011 show, to provide attendees with insights into the “green highways” movement, including current best practices and future developments. The daylong event, which includes a closing reception, is March 24, 2011 and is open to all show attendees.

To meet the evolving needs of the workplace, Spanish-language leadership and management skills development workshops will be held. And workshops, conducted in English, will help contractors learn basic Spanish, with a focus on industry terminology.

The OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction Workers will also be held, as will workshops for sales leads generation, electrical diagnostics, advanced hydraulic maintenance and tractor/mower operator safety training.

Conducting industry certification courses and exams at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 are:

  • American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)
  • Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPA)
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

In addition to education programs targeted to meet industry needs, CONEXPO-CON/AGG features exhibits showcasing the latest industry products and services, including the most advanced product design innovations and technologies, and plenty of networking opportunities with industry experts and peers. For more information on attending or exhibiting, go online to www.conexpoconagg.com.