Nye Tells Congress to Invest In Infrastructure

Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, CEO and president, explained to members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about the importance of aggregates for infrastructure projects and the negative impact of excessive regulation on efforts to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

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Brennan to Congress: Mining Critical for Equipment Industry Growth

A strong mining industry is integral to economic growth, job creation and the United States' ability to rebuild its crumbling infrastructure, an Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) executive committee member told the House Energy & Mineral Resources Subcommittee.

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South Carolina's Deficient Roads Cost Motorists Money, Time

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost South Carolina motorists a total of $5.4 billion statewide annually – as much as $1,850 per driver in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

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Optimistic Ports Outlook for 2017 Great Lakes-Seaway Season

While the first-half of 2016 was tough for many due to global economic conditions, a strong fourth quarter has spurred optimism as the 2017 shipping season gets underway with this week’s opening of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system.

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February Construction Starts Advance; Highways Surge

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $706.4 billion, new construction starts in February rose 2 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This was the second straight monthly increase, following a 15 percent hike in January, as construction starts regained the upward track following four consecutive monthly declines to close out 2016.

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