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Chaney Buys Concrete Plant

RR122917 chaneylogoDec, 29, 2017Chaney Enterprises has purchased a ready-mix concrete plant in Bealeton, Va. The plant, acquired from Lehigh Hanson, will provide increased production capabilities and another easily accessible location to a growing number of customers in Virginia. It brings the number of Chaney concrete plants to 18, according to the company. Chaney also operates aggregates plants, distribution terminals, and construction materials and supplies stores.

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Infrastructure Plan on the Horizon?

RR121217 InfrastructureDec. 12, 2017 – According to The Hill, President Trump huddled with key transportation leaders at the White House ahead of the administration’s release of its long-awaited infrastructure proposal next month. Trump met with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), who are both expected to be key players in the president’s rebuilding initiative. Also joining the Oval Office meeting were Chief of Staff John Kelly, Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.

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Tax Bill Leaves Out Infrastructure

RR140417 taxbillDec. 4, 2017 – The Senate passed its tax overhaul with no provision to route revenues toward a promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan or to fix the Highway Trust Fund's insolvency crisis. White House officials have reportedly told lawmakers that the Highway Trust Fund would be addressed later on in an infrastructure bill, but the timeline for such a bill is becoming increasingly slippery. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced a motion to amend the tax bill (S. 1 – 115), to use deemed repatriation revenue for infrastructure, but the Senate rejected it, 43-57. The motion would have sent the bill back to the Senate Finance Committee with instructions to "designate the revenue raised by the deemed repatriation provisions of the bill for infrastructure improvements." The motion's (predictable) defeat signals the end of the road for that long-held Democratic priority.

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Rockin' at Tower Rock Stone

IMG 0696Nov. 15, 2017 – Caterpillar held a product demonstration at Tower Rock Stone in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., to show off the capabilities of its new 988K XE electric drive loader.

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Dave Turin on the Rocks

RR103117 TurinOct. 31, 2017 – I had a great trip to Oregon, and I was especially pleased to have the opportunity to tour and profile reality TV star Dave Turin's family quarry. You won't see him on Gold Rush this season, but stay tuned, there is big news coming soon on his future plans. And thanks to my friends at Volvo for being there as well. Heresssss Dave

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