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Chaney Enterprises Acquires PCS Concrete

Chaney Enterprises, a ready-mix concrete, aggregates, custom blends, and related construction supplies provider, has acquired PCS Concrete, a concrete supply business based in Annapolis Junction, Md.

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Bridges in Poor Condition; Pace of Repair Slows to Crawl

The length of America’s structurally deficient bridges if placed end-to-end would span nearly 1,100 miles, the distance between Chicago and Houston, a new examination of federal government data shows. And it’s a problem that hits close to home.

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Housing Starts Fall in February

Total housing starts fell 8.7 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units from an upwardly revised reading in January, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department that was delayed due to the partial government shutdown. 

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Airport Infrastructure Subject of House Hearing

On Tuesday, March 26, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a hearing to explore options to improve our nation’s airport infrastructure. During the hearing, titled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investment in our Nation’s Airports Matters,” Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) noted that “crippling congestion has become the norm in our country” and that the congestion is having a negative impact on U.S. air travel “with terminals clogged with passengers; runways and taxiways needing additions and rehabilitation; and airplanes sitting on tarmacs across the country waiting for gates.”

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Great Lakes Fleet Preparing for 2019 Season

After moving nearly 84 million tons of cargo in 2018, U.S.-flag lakers are now undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and modernization at Great Lakes shipyards.  The work ranges from engine overhauls to installation of State-of-the-Art radars and other navigation equipment.

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