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Late-2014 figures track positively trending construction market

Sources: Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Analyzing new federal government data on construction spending through November, AGC confirms that overall 2014 project activity was set to modestly outpace 2013 totals. Figures released January 2 coincide with association members’ push for action on a series of federal infrastructure programs, including funding for highway and transit upgrades, plus clean water initiatives.

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World of Concrete set for biggest draw since 2008

Sources: Informa Exhibitions US, Irving, Texas; CP staff

With more than 600,000 net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space harboring 1,300-plus manufacturers, material suppliers and industry service providers, the World of Concrete is poised for its best staging in six years. Ahead of a transition to new owner Informa Exhibitions, longtime operator Hanley Wood Exhibitions projected show attendance exceeding 50,000 this year.

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Mack, McNeilus again rise to the occasion of CIM auction

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff

Against a 2015 World of Concrete backdrop, the 10th annual auction benefitting Concrete Industry Management programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro and four other schools will be February 4 in Las Vegas Convention Center room N262; 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m. silent bidding; 1 p.m. live bidding. Mack Trucks and McNeilus Cos. have teamed again to donate the auction centerpiece, dispatching to Las Vegas this year an 11-yd. Bridgemaster mounted on a Granite GU713 set-forward axle model, with MP7 365 hp engine and Allison RDS 4500 automatic transmission.

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