Exuberant ConExpo-Con/Agg unearths depth of pent-up plant, fleet equipment needs

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Sources: CP staff; Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

Concrete plant equipment manufacturers, mixer truck body builders and fellow exhibitors enjoyed solid booth traffic, quote inquiries and order activity at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg, some telling Concrete Products the March 7-11 event was the best such show to date. Confidence in the business climate and prospects for stepped up infrastructure investment, fueled by President Donald Trump, permeated the Las Vegas Convention Center gathering, which encompassed the flagship show and co-located IFPE 2017.

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EPA sees wastewater infrastructure investment needs north of $50 billion/year

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

A survey of current or target projects Environmental Protection Agency conducted with states and territories finds that $271 billion is needed over the next five years to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure. Investment areas include the pipes that carry wastewater to treatment plants, water treatment technology, and stormwater runoff management.

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