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Obama Visits Ohio Concrete Plant, Talks Transportation Funding, Jobs

HilltopCrowdWith the rickety, steel-trestle Brent Spence Bridge as a backdrop, President Obama told a September 22 gathering at Hilltop Concrete’s downtown Cincinnati plant, “We used to have the best infrastructure in the world. We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad, Interstate Highway System, Hoover Dam [and] Grand Central Station.”

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Congress Keeps Transportation Construction Dollars Flowing

House and Senate leaders reached an agreement Sept. 9 to extend surface transportation and aviation programs. The House passed the extensions Sept. 13 by voice vote.  On Sept. 15, the Senate approved the Surface and Air Transportation Extension Act of 2011 (H.R. 2887).

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Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes dipped by a single point to 14 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for September. The index has now held between 13 and 16 for six consecutive months.

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KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Spearhead National Campaign

At a time when America’s infrastructure has gone from sixth best in the world to sixteenth in just two years, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens have announced a new campaign, “The Road Connection,” that will spotlight the need for infrastructure funding and increase pressure on government to fund road construction.

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Lafarge Quarries Recognized with Community Relations Awards

Two of Lafarge North America's Illinois aggregate quarries, Cave in Rock and Joliet, were recently awarded with the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Community Relations Award.

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