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Expert: Economy “Gaining its Footing”

Edward Sullivan, PCA group vice president and chief economist, says second quarter GDP growth of 2.3% is “disappointing, but was stronger that first quarter growth.” More

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Data Shows October Construction Spending Increases

Public construction was the fastest-growing segment for the month but the slowest-growing over the past year and for the first 10 months of 2014 combined. More

Telescopic boom
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Telescopic boom

Telescopic boom reaches full 74-ft working height in less than one minute. More

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Work Truck Show 2014 success reflects rebounding industry

Indianapolis, IN, was once again the center of the vocational truck universe as more than 10,000 industry professionals gathered for The Work Truck Show 2014, March 5–7 at the Indiana Convention Center. More

Slim Chance for Another Infrastructure Stimulus
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Slim Chance for Another Infrastructure Stimulus

President Obama's $50 billion infrastructure initiative ignited hopes that federal... More

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ASCE Report Card Shows U.S. Infrastructure Near Failing

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released their 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, awarding the U.S. an overall grade of D+ on infrastructure. More

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Federal infrastructure bank proposed – again

U.S. DOT program would leverage $10 billion over two years. More

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100 metros on the mend

The latest edition of the Brookings Institution MetroMonitor shows continued growth in both output and employment in the third quarter of 2012, along with declining in unemployment rates, and rising home values in most of the country's 100 largest metropolitan areas. More

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13 public works funding programs on ‘fiscal cliff’ chopping block

Water and wastewater revolving loans, FEMA state and local programs, and Community Development Block Grants are some of the federally funded programs in 11 agencies that’ll have less to share next year if Congress and the White House don’t balance the budget by Jan. 1, 2013. More

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