Lead business, labor groups unite behind Infrastructure Week

Source: CP staff

“Time to Build” is the theme of Infrastructure Week 2017, May 15-19, during which public and private entities engage in education, advocacy and social media activities that a) support roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, and the energy grid; and, b) encourage policymakers to invest in the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.

The program kicks off at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C., panel discussions, presentations, and keynotes exploring the critical role infrastructure plays in the nation’s economy. The speaker roster underscores the broad range of stakeholders, and has among its headliners Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao; American Society of Civil Engineers President Norma Jean Mattei; Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers CEOs Tom Donohue and Jay Timmons; and, AFL-CIO and North America’s Building Trades Unions Presidents Richard Trumka and Sean Garvey.

Infrastructure Week Steering Committee members invite companies and organizations with stakes in transportation, environmental and power infrastructure to sign on as affiliates. Construction materials and contractor group participants include American Concrete Pavement Association, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and Portland Cement Association. — www.infrastructureweek.org