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Patching the Pothole

HighwayBillJuly 16, 2014 – This is akin to patching potholes rather than replacing a section of highway. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 365 to 55 on July 15 to transfer from the General Fund $10.8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund, extending current highway and transit policy and funding through May 31, 2015. 

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Joe Vig Retires

joe vigJuly 12, 2014 – Say it ain't so, Joe! After more than two decades in the industry, Astec Group President Joe Vig has retired, leaving a permanent mark on the companies he led and the employees he inspired.

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Fixing a Flat

NSSGAJuly 7, 2014 – According to NSSGA, the Senate Finance Committee is targeting this week to decide on how to temporarily fix the Highway Trust Fund. 

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Hillhead a Smashing Success

blog hillhead 2014June 29, 2014 – The Hillhead show in Buxton, England, came out of the gates strong. With economic recovery gathering momentum, particularly in the UK, and confidence returning to the mineral products industry, the organizers of Hillhead 2014 reported that total attendance at this year’s event was 17,559. 

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DOJ Rules Martin Marietta Must Divest

martin-marietta-materialsJune 27, 2014 – The Department of Justice has spoken. I'm not sure they know what they are talking about, but they HAVE spoken. Martin Marietta Materials must divest an Oklahoma quarry and two Texas rail yards in order to proceed with its proposed $2.7 billion acquisition of Texas Industries, according to the agency. 

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