6th Annual Infrastructure Week Kicks Off, Draws Attention to Urgent Need to Invest in U.S. Infrastructure

| May 14, 2018 – Washington, D.C. –  The sixth annual Infrastructure Week kicked off today with simultaneous events at Washington, D.C.’s and Los Angeles’ Union Stations. Featured speakers at the kickoff events include Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and diverse business, labor and elected leaders from across America. ... READ MORE

A Finite Amount of Sand

| Did you know that there are basically two types of sand? First, there’s water-swept sand. This is the sand you find near rivers, lakes, and beaches. And there’s wind-swept sand. You’ll find wind-swept sand in deserts. For years, water-swept sand has been used to make concrete because of its grittiness. Wind-swept sand has always been ... READ MORE

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company Debut Energy-Efficient Class 8 Truck – The Starship Project

| The Starship Project truck combines technologies available today for increased fuel economy benefits Houston – Shell and AirFlow Truck Company have designed and built a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck capable of reducing the energy usage associated with the transportation of goods. This next-generation concept truck, called the Starship Project, uses technologies that are currently available ... READ MORE

NEW STEEL & ALUMINUM TARIFFS WILL HURT CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

| Independent Studies Suggest the Construction Industry Could Lose Nearly 30,000 Jobs as a Result of Administration’s New Tariffs as Many Firms Will be Forced to Absorb Increased Costs  The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that he will ... READ MORE

Build with Strength Stands with Those Impacted by Southern California’s Destructive Wildfires

| Coalition Calls for Safe Communities and Smart Solutions Silver Spring, MD – Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association consisting of fire service professionals, community organizations, architects, engineers and industry experts committed to enacting safer and more sustainable building standards, issued the following statement in the wake of the recent ... READ MORE

Altorfer Cat to Sell Full Line of Thunder Creek Equipment Construction Products

| Pella, IA – Altorfer Inc. and Thunder Creek Equipment have reached an agreement that will make the heavy equipment dealer an official provider of Thunder Creek’s products for the construction industry in central Illinois, eastern Iowa and northeast Missouri. Altorfer Inc. will sell and service the full line of Thunder Creek fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and service products, including its line of Multi-tank Trailers (MTT) and Service and Lube Trailers (SLT). ... READ MORE

From the AGC of America: CONSTRUCTION FIRMS GETTING SQUEEZED BY INCREASING MATERIALS & LABOR COSTS

| Construction Officials Caution That Infrastructure, Other Construction Projects Will Increase if New “Buy America” Provisions, Punitive Tariffs or Limitations on Canadian Lumber Are Put in Place The cost of materials and services used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released ... READ MORE

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

| Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, NC, announces they have reached an agreement to acquire Hill Country Site Supply. John Dowdell, President of Hanes Geo Components, commented that “under the leadership of Clay Cashatt, Chris McCormick and Jennifer Ryan, Hill Country Site Supply has developed an outstanding reputation as a trusted distributor of erosion and ... READ MORE

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