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Gribbin Resigns; Was Top Infrastructure Guru for White House

In a blow to President Trump's infrastructure proposals, DJ Gribbin, the point person for the initiative, is leaving his position at the White House to "move on to new opportunities," according to a White House official.

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MSHA Issues Close Call Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a new Close Call Accident Alert. On March 13, a front-end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply. While backing up, the front-end loader backed over top of the roadway berm, slid down the embankment and rolled onto its roof.

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Wirtgen Group Holds Technology Days Event in Music City

Wirtgen Group hosted more than 1,200 customers, dealers and members of the trade press, including Rock Products' Associate Editor Josephine Patterson, in Nashville for its Technology Days North America 2018.

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Construction Spending Ticks Upward; Highways Down

Construction spending during February 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,273.1 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised January estimate of $1,272.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The February figure is 3.0 percent (±1.5 percent) above the February 2017 estimate of $1,235.7 billion.

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Trump Touts Infrastructure in Ohio

President Trump visited Richfield, Ohio, on March 29 to talk up his infrastructure investment plan, which currently seeks to invest $200 billion in new federal funds over a decade. He said that would spur $1.5 trillion in total project spending.

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