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AEM Proposes Revenue-Neutral Solution to Rebuilding America’s Interstates

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America’s interstates without raising the gas tax. The proposal, advanced by AEM in an ongoing effort to reinvigorate the stalled debate on infrastructure investment financing, was developed by Jack Schenendorf, former vice chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, of counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; and Elizabeth Bell, associate, Covington & Burling LLP.

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Towe Takes on Additional Duties at Oldcastle

CRH plc, the international building materials group, announced that Bill Sandbrook, chief executive of CRH's Products and Distribution businesses in the Americas, has decided to resign from his position to pursue other business interests. The chief executives of the Building Products, Building Envelope and Distribution businesses will now report directly to CRH Americas CEO Mark Towe.

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NSSGA Sounds Alarm Bells Over ASCE Infrastructure Report

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its first-ever report, “Failure to Act,” on how the U.S. economy and family budgets would cope if America fails to fund surface transportation improvements. It is evident that failure to invest in roads and bridges would have a negative impact on the economy, according to leaders of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Romney Meets with AEM Member Companies from Midwest

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and leaders of four equipment-manufacturing companies joined former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a manufacturing plant in Pataskala, Ohio, to discuss ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing in the global marketplace.

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MSHA Releases Mid-Year Mine Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration recently released a midyear summary of mining deaths in the country. As of June 30, eight miners were killed in coal mining operations, and six in the metal and nonmetal sector.

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