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TRIP: America’s Rural Roads Need Critical Repairs

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth in the nation’s Heartland, which is a critical source of energy, food and fiber. With increases in population and growing employment, rural America is heavily reliant on the quality of its transportation system to sustain further growth. 

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White House Meeting on Infrastructure Implodes

On Monday, May 20, expectations were sky high with the realization that President Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were planning a second meeting, ostensibly to discuss funding a previously agreed-upon $2 trillion infrastructure bill.

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IMA-NA Presents Safety Awards

The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) announced the companies and mining operations that will receive its safety recognition awards. IMA-NA Chairman Doug Smith and IMA-NA President Mark Ellis presented the awards at the IMA-NA’s Spring Meeting.

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Construction Starts Fall Hard in April; Highways Up

The value of new construction starts in April fell 15% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $685.2 billion, pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Steep declines were registered by two of the three main construction sectors. 

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Weather Hampers Granite Construction's First Quarter

Granite Construction Inc. reported a net loss of $34.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, compared to a net loss of $11.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue increased to $619.8 million, compared with $563.4 million last year.

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