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Two Pieces of Good News – While Your Are Waiting

I was in Houston last month for the AGG1 show. Trade shows are great to re-connect with old friends – producers as well as manufacturers – and meet new ones; see the latest equipment and technology; and take the pulse of the industry.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Alchemy

With appropriate fanfare, President Donald Trump released his long-awaited infrastructure plan. Except it wasn’t much of a plan, per se, it was more of an outline of principles, which frankly were mostly quite agreeable.

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What’s Up Ahead?

This is our 2018 Outlook/Forecast issue, and thus it is that time of year when it makes sense to take stock of where we are and where we are going.

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It’s Time to Raise the Gas Tax

Industry organizations have been quietly advocating for an increase in the gasoline sales tax – aka user fees – for a long time. After all, it has not been raised since 1993. The Highway Trust Fund is clearly ailing.

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Nothing Beats Experience

As I write this, I am proud to note that I am celebrating my 30-year anniversary as a trade press editor. Of that 30 years, almost 25 has been spent covering the aggregates industry.

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