How Biden Plan Could Impact Manufacturers

President Biden released his much-anticipated American Jobs Plan during a speech in Pittsburgh. The massive $2.25 trillion economic package includes $1.3 trillion for infrastructure spending and another $980 billion in investments in R&D, workforce development, manufacturing and eldercare. A number of specific policy proposals included in the eight-year spending initiative could impact equipment manufacturers. 

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CDE Global Virtual Symposium For Wet Processing Will Return

CDE’s global virtual conference will return for 2021 to bring industry leaders together to share their experience and expertise on a range of materials processing topics. Following the virtual event in October 2020, which featured 100+ industry professionals speaking at 90 sessions over two days, the 2021 symposium will extend to cover three days. 

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Dodge Momentum Index Rises in March

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 1.7% higher in March to 151.4 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 148.8. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. 

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NIOSH Announces Release of ErgoMine 2.0 App Update

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app, an on-the-ground resource for mine workers and mine safety and health professionals. The auditing app helps to identify, record and track ergonomics and safety hazards that can lead to injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at the worksite.

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North Dakota’s Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

While recent increases in state transportation funding have started to provide local governments in North Dakota some assistance in addressing their transportation needs, the state will face challenges in maintaining and improving road and bridge conditions, safety and reliability without additional transportation funding. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could improve road and bridge…

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