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Key Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved S.2322, the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, a long-term bipartisan bill to reauthorize the nation's transportation programs for six years at current funding plus inflation, illustrating broad bipartisan support for passage by the full Senate.

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CASE Brings Dire States Tour to Washington, D.C.

CASE Construction Equipment brought the Dire States tour to Washington, D.C., for Infrastructure Week 2014, a series of events designed to “explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure.”

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Nonresidential Construction Index Sets Record High

According to FMI, the NRCI has once again inched higher into positive territory with a score of 65.8, a gain of just 0.9 points over last quarter’s results. That’s another record for the NRCI, but that gain might have been higher if the change in material and labor costs was not included as part of the Index score calculations.

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MSHA Reports on Aggregates Fatality

According to MSHA, on May 9, 2014, a 20-year-old groundman with 9 weeks of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mill. The victim was unloading a rail car using a mobile rail barge truck conveyor and was caught in the feed end of the conveyor.   

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