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America’s Infrastructure Is Crumbling

slate200x96October 14, 2013 - A new editorial piece on Slate, entitled, "America’s Infrastructure Is Crumbling" notes that the golden age of American infrastructure was during the post-World War II era. But now far fewer resources are dedicated to repairing, updating, and replacing the country’s infrastructure. Like any system, it needs care to keep up with the demands placed on it.

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Edwards Honored by NSSGA

Gus Edwards March 15 2013 cropped smallOctober 8, 2013 – There is nobody like Gus. At a reception and dinner at the NSSGA Fall Board Meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., many friendly and familiar faces paid tribute to retiring NSSGA President and CEO Emeritus Gus Edwards for his nearly 17 years with the association.

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Dodge Gains Momentum

McGraw-HillOctober 7, 2013 – Can anything stop the momentum? Maybe. But for now, we are able to report that the Dodge Momentum Index advanced 2.9 percent in September to according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.

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What Will it Take?

BridgeSeptember 26, 2013 – This just in. A 400-ft. section of the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green bay, Wis., suddenly sagged Wednesday, forcing police to close off the span that carries Interstate 43 over the Fox River some 120 ft. below. The bridge, which carries 40,000 cars a day, will be closed indefinitely, state officials said.

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Three Fatalities Reported

MSHAred80x40September 23, 2013 – Three fatal accidents have occurred within a week at metal and nonmetal mines, according to MSHA. These accidents might have been avoided had there been proper berms, proper  risk analysis, and careful planning before work began.

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