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Deficient Bridges Set Off Alarm Bells

An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows cars, trucks and school buses cross the nation’s more than 63,000 structurally compromised bridges 250 million times every day. The most heavily traveled are on the Interstate system.

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Haines & Kibblehouse Hosts Successful Job Fair

In response to a significant backlog of secured contract work on both the site contracting and materials segments of its business platform, Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. (H&K) and The H&K Group Family of Companies, Skippack, Pa., held an extremely successful, multi-divisional job fair, the company said.

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Construction Jumps Forward in March

New construction starts in March advanced 7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $521.4 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.

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NSSGA Notes Earth Day

earth dayToday marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual occasion on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

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Nye Elected Chairman of the Board of Martin Marietta

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced that the longtime chairman of the company's board of directors, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr., will retire from his role as chairman effective May 22, 2014, following the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. Zelnak will continue to serve as a director on the Martin Marietta Board.

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