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Trump Outlines New Infrastructure Funding Plan

President Donald Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure. This time, the president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending. 

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AEM Co-Hosts Presidential Infrastructure Roundtable

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) co-hosted the first-ever presidential candidate forum on infrastructure on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The Moving America Forward: A 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, which was broadcast live by C-SPAN, featured former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and billionaire Tom Steyer. 

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OSSGA Presents Rehabilitation, Community Relations Awards

Lafarge Canada’s Orillia Pit in the township of Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada, has received the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (OSSGA) 2019 Progressive Rehabilitation Award, presented at OSSGA’s 2020 Conference and AGM in February.

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Ritchie Bros. Sells $237 Million of Equipment at Orlando Auction

Ritchie Bros. held its premiere global auction in Orlando, selling more than 13,500 equipment items and trucks for more than $237 million. The six-day sale set a new company record for attendees, registering a staggering 18,100 people from 85 countries.

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Housing Starts Dip, Permits Rise

Total housing starts decreased 3.6% in January from an upwardly revised December reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits surged to a 13-year high.

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