State of the Infrastructure

RFTR-BLOG-1-26-150Jan. 21, 2015 – In his State of the Union address, President Obama once again called for investment in infrastructure.


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First Fatality Hits Aggregates Industry

MSHA194x97Jan. 14, 2015 – On January 8, a 63-year-old sales manager with 11 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine.

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Boehner Says No

Congress-150Jan. 9, 2015 – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), speaking to reporters, dumped a few gallons of cold water on the idea of a gas tax hike: “I’ve never voted to raise the gas tax. Funding a highway bill is critically important, it’s a priority for this year, how we’ll fund it we’re going to have to work our way through this. It’s doubtful that the votes are here to raise the gas tax.”

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$1 Trillion for Infrastructure?

BLOG-SANDERS-150Jan. 6, 2015 – We have heard many proposals bandied about for increasing infrastructure spending over the years, but this is the first time anyone has suggested spending a staggering $1 Trillion.

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MSHA Impact Inspections

MSHA-150Jan. 5, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that federal inspectors issued 199 citations and 19 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in November.

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