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Election Devoid of Infrastructure Talk

It’s a presidential election year and in what amounts to the nastiest campaign in modern memory, no one is talking about infrastructure. It’s like the passage of Map-21 was the end of that discussion.

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Going for the Gold

Now that MAP-21 has passed, and we have a brief respite from the transportation-funding crisis in this country, let’s turn our attention to matters that are a direct outgrowth of projections for improved market conditions in the coming years.

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Hello from Hillhead

As I sat around a table in a fine establishment in Buxton, England, eating and drinking with representatives from quarrying magazines in the U.K., Australia and France, it became apparent to me that we had solved all of the problems of the global aggregates industry, not to mention the entire world.

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Mission Sort-of Accomplished

Unless you have been living under – pun oh so certainly intended – a rock, for the past month or so, you know that Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The legislative package will fund construction of the nation’s roads, bridges and mass transit for the next 27 months, and assures the employment of 3 million Americans in the construction industry.

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The Market is Moving

This is our annual buyers’ guide issue, and as such, it is a good time to talk about the market for construction-equipment sales. This is especially important when you take into consideration that this is a MineExpo year.

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