Pelosi, Trump Align on Infrastructure Bill as Economic Relief

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March 31, 2019 – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a “Phase 4” economic-relief package could include “more direct payments” to Americans and spending on infrastructure. “The president said during the campaign and since, infrastructure was a priority for him. So that’s why we believe that in terms of recovery, that’s probably the most bipartisan path that we can take,” Pelosi said.…

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An Appeal for PPE

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March 30, 2020 – Mike Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), is appealing to the nation’s aggregates producers to help with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). “There is great need for PPE among medical professionals and first responders across the country,” he said. “As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grow, areas of our country that have become…

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Husch Blackwell Forms COVID-19 Response Team

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March 27, 2020 – Legal Advisors Husch Blackwell launched a COVID-19 response team providing insight to businesses as they address challenges related to the coronavirus outbreak. Drawn together from numerous legal disciplines, practices and industries, its attorneys will produce regular content and develop programming to assist clients and other interested parties across multiple areas of operations. New offerings will be added on a rolling…

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Hitachi Zw370-6 Wheel Loader Makes Debut

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) continues to expand its most technologically advanced line of Dash-6 wheel loaders with the large and powerful ZW370-6 developed for high volume production operations and quarries. The large Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loader features an impressive 48,780 lb. of breakout force, a bucket capacity range of 7.3 to 8.1 cu. yd., and is powered…

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Equipment NW Becomes First SANY America Dealer in Oregon

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SANY America, Inc. has increased the availability of its construction equipment in the Pacific Northwest thanks to a new dealership agreement with Equipment NW in Canby, Ore. It is the first SANY dealership in the state of Oregon, and is conveniently located just south of Portland, along the Pacific Highway. An offshoot of KHC Inc., a construction and contracting firm serving the region…

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New Home Sales Fall in February

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 4.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 765,000 units in February, coming off a sharp upward revision in January, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The February rate is 14.3% higher than the February 2019 pace, and January and February readings mark the highest monthly sales paces since July 2007.

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