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AEM Launches Final Phase in Infrastructure Competition

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has launched the final phase of the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, an incentivized competition sponsored by the trade association to solicit groundbreaking ideas and solutions that address some of the biggest challenges facing United States infrastructure.

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New Jersey Transportation Impasse Cheats Taxpayers

A new analysis finds that a week-long shutdown of New Jersey transportation improvement projects that began July 8 cost the transportation construction industry and New Jersey taxpayers at least $41 million and displaced as many as 1,700 construction workers.

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Dodge Momentum Index Jumps in June

The Dodge Momentum Index rose a sharp 11.2 percent in June to 134.4 from its revised May reading of 120.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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NSSGA: Bring Congress to Quarries This Summer

Last summer, aggregates operations around the country brought members of Congress to their quarries in record numbers. The industry’s heightened participation in “Driving It Home 2015” was a critical component in spurring Congress to pass the FAST Act.

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