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LaHood ‘disappointed’ by Florida governor’s decline of high-speed rail dollars

Feb 16, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 16 released an official statement regarding Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to decline high-speed rail dollars. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's statement is as follows: “We are extremely disappointed by Gov. Rick Scott’s decision ...

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Editorial

Feb 01, 2011

Bigger and Better By Therese Dunphy A mere 20 years ago, I began covering the aggregate industry. After about a year on the job, I was tapped to spearhead the show daily for the industry’s big show — Con/Agg. Not ConExpo-Con/Agg — ...

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Mica names T&I Committee Republicans

Jan 10, 2011

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), the chairman-designate of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I),  announced on Dec. 16 the new Republican members of the Committee for the 112th Congress. “The new members of the Committee will be rolling up ...

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Cemex develops carbon footprint tool

Dec 15, 2010

¹Cemex has developed a carbon footprint tool that allows the company to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of its cement, ready-mix, and aggregates products. The footprint tool, which Cemex says is the first of its kind in the building materials industry, ...

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ABC promotes Jason R. Daisey to CFO

Dec 03, 2010

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) promoted Jason R. Daisey to CFO. Daisey was promoted from the vice president of finance position. Daisey will oversee and direct the finance, facilities management, and technology departments, as well as provide financial oversight for ABC-affiliated ...

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39K jobs added in November; 9.8 percent unemployment

Dec 03, 2010

Just as the Federal Reserve decided to add more money into the economy to stimulate growth, unemployment rates rose unexpectedly as employers added fewer jobs in November than originally forecast, according to a Bloomberg News report. However, the news agency surveyed ...

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Va. transportation investment to create 19K jobs

Dec 01, 2010

Nearly 19,000 new jobs will be created in Virginia with an increased investment in transportation construction, according to a new study issued Dec. 1. Additional transportation investment also will generate $162 million in new state tax revenues and boost the Commonwealth’s ...

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ARTBA: Gas tax increase removes roadblocks

Dec 01, 2010

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane  has released a statement regarding a report issued by members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and the recommendation to dedicate a 15-cents-per-gallon gas ...

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FHWA releases new Q&A on funding, accountability

Nov 30, 2010

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released an updated version of its "Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Questions and Answers." The original report was released on Oct. 20. The latest update was released on Nov. 24. The latest questions and answers ...

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Contractor Dream Package 2010 Winner: Mario Ramos – Mar-Con Services

Nov 12, 2010

Contractor Dream Package 2010 Winner: Mario Ramos – Mar-Con Services

Equipment World magazine, sister publication to Aggregates Manager, has named Mario Ramos of Mar-Con Services in Pasadena, Texas, as the winner of the Equipment World 2010 Contractor’s Dream Package. Ramos received his prize package worth more than $100,000 in products ...

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Cat’s Wuxi R&D Center facility LEED Gold certified

Nov 01, 2010

Caterpillar Inc. research & development (R&D) center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, has been awarded Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in the new construction category (LEED-NC). The Wuxi R&D Center, a wholly-owned Caterpillar subsidiary, is the headquarters and ...

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Martin Marietta expects volume growth in 2011

Nov 01, 2010

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. as follows: Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB'; Short-term IDR at 'F2'; Senior unsecured debt rating at 'BBB;' Revolving bank credit facility at 'BBB;' Commercial Paper rating at 'F2'. The Rating Outlook is stable. The ratings ...

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