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A 10-Month Band-Aid

HighwayBillAugust 11, 2014 – President Obama has signed a $10.8 billion measure that will fund highway and bridge repairs for the next 10 months.

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Ozinga RMC Integrates Illinois Sites

illinois-road-mapAugust 7, 2014 – A definitive agreement with Aggregate Industries, centered on ready mixed production and fleet assets at 14 Meyer Material Co. sites, has netted Ozinga Bros. an expanded footprint across seven northern Illinois counties.

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Just the CrusherFax, Ma'am

“CrusherFax by Mellott Company.”August 1, 2014 – Now this is an innovative idea. The federal government’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued to Mellott Company the federal service mark registration for “CrusherFax by Mellott Company.”

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Patch Issue in Play

Highway Trust FundJuly 30, 2014 – Congress is still trying to patch up the Highway Trust Fund. Yesterday, senators voted overwhelmingly, 71-26, to pass a bipartisan plan that was similar to the House bill, except in how it divided up funding sources.

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Cat is Up, But Down

CaterpillarJuly 29, 2014 – Caterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent, as the company earned $999 million, versus $960 million in last year's second quarter. However revenue for the Peoria, Ill.-based company dropped 3.2 percent to $14.15 billion from $14.62 billion.

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