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Construction Put-in-Place to Grow 8 Percent in 2015
Total construction put in place for 2015 is predicted to grow 8 percent according to the latest report from FMI.
Compact Equipment – 3/27/2015

New Study Finds That OSHA Officials Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule for Construction Industry
A new report released today by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year-roughly $4 .5 billion per year more than OSHA's estimates
Construction Equipment Guide – 3/27/2015

HiPower Systems Signs RDO Equipment as Distributor, Rental Channel
HiPower Systems, a manufacturer of power generation and distribution equipment, has signed RDO Equipment Co. to be a HiPower Systems distributor in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
RER – 3/27/2015

A hike in the gas tax is not the answer to trans funding, says Utah Senator
As lawmakers search for solutions to pay for a new transportation bill by May 31, state leaders such as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) want to make sure that raising the federal gas tax is not the fix.
Roads & Bridges – 3/27/2015

Feds launch audit of state highway spending
The Department of Transportation is launching an audit of state highway spending.
The Hill – 3/26/2015

Worthington Announces Closure of Engineered Cabs Location
Worthington Industries, Inc. WOR, +1.15% announced today that it will close its Florence, S.C. Engineered Cabs facility effective September 2015, impacting approximately 310 employees.
Market Watch – 3/26/2015

Strongco Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
Strongco Corporation (TSX: SQP) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.
Stockhouse – 3/26/2015

Nepal highway project now moving forward again
The Nepalese Government is now moving forward with its plans for the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track highway project.
World Highways – 3/26/2015

U.S. Home Prices Rose Less Than Expected in January
U.S. home prices increased less than economists estimated in January as traditional buyers took the place of investors, leading to smaller gains.
Bloomberg – 3/25/2015

Illinois Governor Cuts Transportation Funding
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner created a short-term budget fix to resolve an immediate $1.6 state deficit.
Construction Equipment – 3/25/2015