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ABC names Cajun Industries as Contractor of the Year

Feb 26, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Cajun Industries, based in Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence ...

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American Society of Concrete Contractors 2013-2014 officers elected

Feb 25, 2013

American Society of Concrete Contractors 2013-2014 officers elected

Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, N.C., was re-elected secretary/treasurer. Mario Garza, Southfield, Mich.; Heston Hamilton, Orem, Utah, and Jason Swagert, Apex, N.C., were elected as new directors.  Anthony DeCarlo, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio; Ray Merlo, Milford, Mich.; Peter Ruttura, West Babylon, N.Y., and ...

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Ritchie Bros. sells $176 million of equipment in six-day auction

Feb 24, 2013

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held the world's largest heavy equipment auction for 2013 in Orlando Feb. 18 - 23, 2013, selling more than 9,400 items for more than $176 million. The six-day auction set a new company record for online sales as ...

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Kokosing Construction earns 2012 Quality in Construction Award from NAPA

Feb 22, 2013

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) awarded Kokosing Construction Co. the 2012 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement on the Nelsonville Bypass. “We are truly pleased to receive such a prestigious award,” said Kokosing Project ...

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Stiffer pavements can save $15 billion per year in fuel costs

Feb 21, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have found that a pavement property called "deflection" could save more that $15 billion in annual fuel costs, according to information provided by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Pavement deflection is when your car makes ...

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U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

Feb 18, 2013

U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) publicly announced on Feb. 14 that it established a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system. “Our freight system is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said ...

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Product category rules for environmental product declaration of concrete launched

Feb 18, 2013

The Product Category Rules (PCR) for unreinforced concrete — rules which provide a common methodology for concrete producers who want to issue Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for their products — has been launched. The rules were developed by the World Business ...

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$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Feb 15, 2013

$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 15 announced $287 million in emergency relief funds for New York to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters, with $250 million specifically designated for Hurricane Sandy recovery. LaHood was joined by Senator ...

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New York State DOT initiative adjusts construction schedule to reduce driver disruptions

Feb 14, 2013

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has launched the "Drivers First" initiative, which will prioritize the convenience of motorists and ensure that disruptions are as minimal as possible to drivers at highway and bridge projects across the state. To ...

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Amtrak, Texas DOT start study to consider new service from Bossier City-Shreveport to Fort Worth

Feb 13, 2013

Amtrak, Texas DOT start study to consider new service from Bossier City-Shreveport to Fort Worth

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have agreed on the scope of a feasibility study for new Amtrak service between the Bossier City -Shreveport area in Northwest Louisiana and along the Interstate 20 (I-20) corridor to Dallas and ...

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Caltrans wants public input on statewide rail plan, webinar set for Feb. 26

Feb 12, 2013

Caltrans wants public input on statewide rail plan, webinar set for Feb. 26

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which manages two of the nation’s busiest passenger rail lines, is asking its rapidly growing passenger base what they think about rail systems in the Golden State. The department will host five public open houses and ...

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ARTBA: States committed nearly $120 billion for transportation improvement in 2012, short of $129 billion peak in 2010

Feb 12, 2013

State departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments committed a little over $117 billion in funding for highway, bridge, transit, port and other transportation-related construction projects during 2012, according to new analysis of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data ...

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