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American Infrastructure Rates a D+

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and I Make America's 25,000 grassroots supporters nationwide responded to a grade of D+ assigned to the country’s infrastructure conditions by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

On behalf of U.S. equipment manufacturers, AEM President Dennis Slater urged Congress to work together to immediately improve our infrastructure.

“The D+ grade given to America by the ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reflects a critical need for long-term infrastructure investment in this country,” Slater said. “The state of America’s infrastructure has become both an economic and safety issue, with one in nine of the nation’s bridges rated as structurally deficient, and highway congestion costing the economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually. We urge Congress to work together to immediately improve our infrastructure and keep our country competitive with our global counterparts on the infrastructure honor roll.”