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We Welcome Pierre Villere

RR051719 PGV headshotMay 17, 2019 – This month, Rock Products is proud to announce a new monthly column, The Strategist, written by long-time industry veteran Pierre Villere. It will appear in the print edition of the magazine, in our e-newsletter and on our website.

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Infrastructure Week, Day Four

AEMlogo squareMay 16, 2019 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its member companies led the charge during a very busy week of infrastructure advocacy in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday morning, AEM President Dennis Slater moderated a panel as part of the 2019 American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Federal Issues Program. The discussion focused on the industry’s infrastructure priorities and featured ARTBA President and CEO Dave Bauer, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (ASHTO) Executive Director Jim Tymon, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr, and American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul Skoutelas.

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Infrastructure Week, Day Three

RR051519 Donohue TomMarch 15, 2019 – Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donahue has stated his concerns about the state of our infrastructure. "The need for Congress and the administration to come together on a bipartisan plan to revitalize the physical platform of our economy is more urgent today than ever before," he said. "That’s because our nation’s infrastructure, although once the envy of the world, is now severely outdated. Our highways were developed in the 1960s, and our power lines are fast approaching the end of their life spans. Meanwhile, our inland waterways are managed with 100-year-old locks and dams. We’re essentially running a 21st century economy on a 20th century operating system – and Americans everywhere are paying the price. No doubt the cost of repairing our infrastructure will be great – but far greater is the cost of inaction. That’s why we call on President Trump and members of Congress to work together to restore our nation’s infrastructure to help power the next century of economic growth."

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Infrastructure Week, Day Two

RR051419 PelosiMay 14, 2019 – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will address nearly 500 transportation design and construction executives, and labor union officials attending the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Washington Fly-In. Speaker Pelosi is expected to detail highway and transit investment policy issues, including the $2 trillion infrastructure investment proposal she discussed April 30 with President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

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It's Infrastructure Week!

RR051319 InfrastructureWkSqMay 13, 2019 – Infrastructure Week is a national week of high-profile events, media coverage, focused advocacy and other efforts held around the country to build momentum for revitalization of America’s economic competitiveness through rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. Rock Products is proud to take part.

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