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NAM Study Details Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Investment

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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KPI-JCI Dealer Days a Huge Success

kpi-jciKPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted 70 authorized North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference, held Sept. 15-17 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver. Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar was the only aggregates industry magazine chief editor to attend the event.

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Transportation Empowerment Act Strongly Opposed

On Sept. 16, a broad coalition of highway users, construction sector groups, and the general business community sent a letter to strongly oppose the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA).

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USGS Releases Quarterly Mine, Plant Production Data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released its quarterly U.S. mine and plant production data for selected mineral commodities. These are provided to the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (FRS), for use in preparing its index of industrial production and the related capacity indexes and capacity utilization rates. 

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Beckmann Quarry Reaches Safety Milestone

MMM Beckmann QuarryThe Beckmann Quarry, owned and operated by Martin Marietta Materials, celebrated a milestone of reaching two million consecutively logged employee hours without a reportable incident or incident of lost time. This covers a period that stretches back to 2007.

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