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Economic Stimulus Plan for Construction & Heavy Equipment Industry

Posted by nahets on January 27, 2009

President Obama’s recovery plan, including construction-related projects, is on its way through the House for approval. Although its not the “solve all” solution for the recession, it is designed to shave off the worst . Industry professionals say the funds allocated to construction-related projects are not even close to filling all of the needs, but the funds will create jobs and help complete much needed construction projects  across the country.

Engineering News-Record has calculated $159 billion for construction-related spending, broken down by project type. National Ready Mixed Concrete Association estimated that every $5 billion spent in infrastructure would result in 1 million yards of concrete and 150,000 jobs.

Some are skeptical that the plan will not be sufficient to provide the relief needed, but many are also impressed with the plan and feel it will be a good start to improving the current situation.

Complete sources/articles:

(1) Wall Street Journal

(2) Associated Press

(3) Engineering News Record

(4) Business Weekly, Fort Wayne

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Case Construction Launches New Website

Posted by nahets on January 8, 2009

Case Construction recently launched its new website, aiming to better suit the needs of its global audience. The site has been reconstructed into a more efficient customer tool and resource, featuring new looks, content, streamlined navigation, and more. The new website will provide support for all customer types. Paula Inda, responsible for global communications, stated, “Our goal has been to support all customers throughout their entire experience with our products, regardless of their equipment use or fleet size.” Click below to enter the site.

Case Construction New Website

Case Construction New Website

Sources:

(1) Equipment Trader Insider Blog

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