Equipment manufacturers envision national manufacturing agenda

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To further an objective highlighted during ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 earlier this year, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has called on the federal government to develop a comprehensive national strategy for manufacturing to strengthen the economy, create new jobs and opportunities, and ensure the United States is the best place in the world for on- and off-road machinery interests to innovate, assemble, and do business.

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Equipment manufacturers quantify Infrastructure Advantage

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The Association of Equipment Manufactures outline investment and policy recommendations for federal lawmakers in “The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage.” The new report offers key steps for policymakers and infrastructure stakeholders: 1) Focus on networks and systems; 2) Maximize use of smart technology; 3) Ensure rural-urban connectivity; 4) Expedite project delivery; and, 5) Provide adequate and reliable resources.

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Building Material Plant Day participants measure global market’s mixed signals

Sources: German Engineering Federation (VDMA), Frankfurt

German manufacturers of concrete and other building material plants are expecting a broadly based boost this year, carrying momentum from a year-over-year spike most sectors saw at the end of 2016. “This should translate into sales growth over the next few months,” said Sebastian Popp, economic expert on machinery and equipment at Building Material Plants Day, an annual VDMA gathering in Frankfurt for companies serving concrete, dry mortar, aggregate, cement, lime and gypsum producers.

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