Biden Touts Infrastructure; AASHTO Sets Priorities

President Joe Biden said in a statement, “in my first appearance before a Joint Session of Congress, I will lay out … my Build Back Better Recovery Plan. It will make historic investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, innovation, research and development, and clean energy.” The president said this approach would create more than 18 million jobs.

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Buttigieg Gets Confirmation Hearing for Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg – former 2020 Democratic candidate for president and mayor of South Bend, Ind. – touted safety and infrastructure investment as his key priorities during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Jan. 21 to be the 19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

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Housing Starts End 2020 Strong

While housing starts ended the year on a strong note, rising lumber prices and increasing regulatory cost concerns could affect future production. Led by a solid, double-digit gain in single-family starts, overall housing starts increased 5.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and…

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Associations Pledge to Work with Biden Administration

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration and pledged that equipment manufacturers will actively support the efforts of the new administration to confront our nation’s many challenges, chief among them, ending the pandemic and ensuring a safe and rapid economic recovery.

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SEMCO Welcomes Vic Matteucci

Jan. 19, 2021 – SEMCO Publishing, parent company of Rock Products, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Victor W. Matteucci has re-joined the company in the role of sales and marketing consultant. Matteucci is well known in the industry from his previous position with Coal Age, Engineering & Mining Journal and Equipo Minero magazines. He represented those publications since 1997 and has a wealth of…

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Trottenberg on Board

Jan. 19, 2021 – According to Politico, the Biden transition announced a handful of second-in-command picks over the weekend, including for DOT. Polly Trottenberg, who resigned in November as head of New York City’s transportation department, will be appointed deputy Transportation secretary. She’s an experienced hand who has put in the years at DOT and on the Hill and could help fill some…

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Construction Starts End 2020 on a Decline

Total construction starts lost 5% in December, falling to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $784.3 billion. Nonresidential building starts fell 11% during the month, while nonbuilding starts were 5% lower. Residential starts were essentially flat over the month. Starts were lower in three of the four regions in December; the South Central was the only region to post an increase.

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