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Fever Runs High on Highway Trust Fund Issues

With the Highway Trust Fund scheduled to run out in less than two months, tempers flared over inaction on the issue. President Obama, giving a speech in Virginia, threatened to act independently, while literally every association with skin in the game signed a letter to Congress.

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Hill Named President, CEO of Vulcan Materials

Vulcan Materials Co. named J. Thomas Hill president and chief executive officer and elected him to the board of directors. Hill, the company's former executive vice president and chief operating officer, succeeds Donald James, who will assume the role of executive chairman.

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Hawaiian Aggregates Business Sold

Mills Group added Ameron Hawaii’s Oahu and Maui ready mixed, precast and aggregate operations to its real estate development and investment business, closing a July 1 deal with Houston-based National Oilwell Varco.

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TRIP Report Cites Dangers on Rural Roads

America’s rural heartland is home to nearly 50 million people, and its natural resources provide the energy, food and fiber that support the nation’s economy and way of life. But a new report finds that the nation’s rural transportation system, which is critical to the nation’s booming agriculture, energy and tourism sectors, is in need of modernization to address deficient roads and bridges, high crash rates and inadequate connectivity and capacity.

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ConExpo Latin America Holds Successful Briefing

ConExpo Latin America conducted a well-attended and well-received exhibitor-information meeting in Santiago, Chile; construction equipment manufacturers and related industry companies learned details directly from show organizers about exhibiting at this world-class event that is bringing the unique ConExpo brand of quality and value to the region.

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