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Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production

Feb 04, 2016

Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production

President Barack Obama is aiming to implement more measures to combat climate change, and this time he's eyeing the transportation industry to foot the bill. The Hill reported that the White House announced Obama will propose with his budget request next week a $10-per-barrel ...

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Democratic presidential candidates call for increased road funding

Jan 19, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates call for increased road funding

All three of the Democratic presidential candidates vowed that transportation funding would be one of the top priorities in the first 100 days if they were sent to the White House. In the first question of the final Democratic presidential debate ...

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AED: Highway bill to stimulate more than $13B for equipment industry

Dec 10, 2015

AED: Highway bill to stimulate more than $13B for equipment industry

The newly passed FAST Act that pumps $305 billion in to transportation over the next year isn't just good for the construction companies doing the road work and the drivers who might have an easier commute. It's also major boon ...

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States praise Congress for passing long-term highway bill

Dec 09, 2015

States praise Congress for passing long-term highway bill

When Congress passed the first national long-term highway bill in a decade last week, it was a huge relief to the states. The constant uncertainty with patch after patch made planning for transportation projects difficult because state DOTs didn't know ...

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House overwhelmingly passes five-year, $305 billion highway

Dec 03, 2015

House overwhelmingly passes five-year, $305 billion highway

America's one step closer to having long-term transportation funding for the first time in a decade as the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act Thursday. The bill easily cleared the first hurdle as it passed by a ...

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White House says Obama will sign transportation bill, House set to vote today

Dec 02, 2015

White House says Obama will sign transportation bill, House set to vote today

President Barack Obama will sign Congress' new $305 billion transportation bill into law should it pass both the House of Representatives and the Senate this week. According to The Hill, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president will sign ...

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House and Senate unveil five-year, $305 billion highway bill

Dec 01, 2015

House and Senate unveil five-year, $305 billion highway bill

Members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate were able to reach an agreement on a unified highway bill and announced on Tuesday a $305 billion bill that would provide transportation funding for five years. The negotiators from the two ...

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Hillary Clinton rolls out new $275 billion infrastructure plan

Nov 30, 2015

Hillary Clinton rolls out new $275 billion infrastructure plan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolled out a massive $275 billion infrastructure at a launch of her campaign's new "Hard Hats for Hillary" coalition. According to ABC News, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination revealed her new five-year plan to ...

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Jane Kuhlman elected president of Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Apr 28, 2015

Jane Kuhlman elected president of Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Jane Kuhlman was elected president of the Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA) during their 70th annual convention held earlier this year. The Clayton County Register reports that Kuhlman was the first female elected to the ILPA board in 2009, where ...

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Manufacturer news: Eriez’s Ingram named president of PEMA; Skelly and Loy’s Sandra Loy Bell honored with ACEC/PA award; Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing hires Nick Skaggs as sales development manager; Finkbiner Equipment joins McCloskey International

Apr 10, 2015

Manufacturer news: Eriez’s Ingram named president of PEMA; Skelly and Loy’s Sandra Loy Bell honored with ACEC/PA award; Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing hires Nick Skaggs as sales development manager; Finkbiner Equipment joins McCloskey International

Eriez Vice President of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram has been appointed president of the Process Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA). According to a company press release, the association brings together companies that supply equipment and systems used by process industries ...

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Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey elects Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu as new president

Apr 06, 2015

Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu has been elected new president of the Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey (AGUB). According to an AGUB press release, Ustaoğlu took over the position during the association’s 13th General Meeting held in Istanbul on March 28. Ustaoğlu graduated ...

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Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Feb 20, 2015

Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Seventy-five people representing nearly 50 distributors worldwide attended Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens’ inaugural Global Distributor Conference held in Ireland Jan. 12-15. The program included three days of keynote sessions and workshops at the Slieve Russell hotel. The final ...

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