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Washington Report: Now Comes the Hard Part - President Trump and Infrastructure

by Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

Whether or not you voted for Donald Trump, it is hard to dismiss the sense of optimism about breaking the gridlock in Washington. For the last six years, the Obama administration and the GOP Congress engaged in the political equivalent of trench warfare, each staking out immovable positions on most major issues, leaving very little room for legislative maneuvering other than for “must pass” legislation—for example, preventing government shutdowns, etc.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces 2017 Service School Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2017 schedule for its growing service school program. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.

The 2017 Putzmeister Service School schedule includes the following courses:

Truck-Mounted Boom Pump Maintenance & Service – Ergonic® Systems

• February 6 – 10

• July 17 – 21

• September 18 - 22

• December 4 – 8

Putzmeister America, Inc. Wins Two International Marketing Awards

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received two 2016 Summit Creative Awards in the Summit International Awards’ (SIA) 22nd annual competition. The winning entries were selected from 5,000 submissions from 21 different countries.

Putzmeister received a Silver Award in the “Card / Announcement / Invitation – Print” category for its “2015 Holiday Card,” which highlighted both a truck-mounted concrete boom pump and a concrete transit mixer in a tri-fold design, featuring intricate die-cutting and foil stamping.

Washington Report: The ACPA Policy Agenda Expands

By Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

Washington Report: Big Wood Makes Its Move in Congress

By Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

Washington Report: Political Black Swans

By Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

What do the internet, the 2008 financial crisis, and the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs all have in common?

Washington Report: Crunch Time

By Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

It’s crunch time in D.C., as all of the unfinished legislative business piled up over the course of the year comes to a head. ACPA is making good progress on the Hill related to the overtaxing of concrete pumps for job site fuel use. For more information on that initiative, see the article on page 32 of this issue.

Legislative Alert: Hours of Service

By Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

Washington Report: The Cost of Crumbling Infrastructure

by Craig Piercy, ACPA Washington Advocate

The Washington Report: The Road Ahead

by Craig Piercy

In the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP rode a wave of discontent with President Obama to win big gains at every level of government. Republicans picked up nine seats in the Senate, 12 seats in the House (possibly 13 by the time you read this), three governorships (including two in the traditionally blue states of Maryland and Massachusetts), and control of 11 state legislative chambers.

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