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House Members Launch Highway Trust Fund Support Effort

Representatives Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) are working to demonstrate the support that exists in the House for a long-term HTF revenue plan.  They are asking all House members to join them in signing a letter to the bipartisan House leadership, which states: “We are united in […]

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Cold Weather Safety

We always hear about how to protect ourselves during the hot summer months on the job site but we also have to remember to protect ourselves during the winter cold weather as well. In cold temperatures you begin to lose heat faster than you can produce it. Prolonged exposure to cold may result in hypothermia, […]

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Panel: Fixing Roads Requires Heat From Business

If the business community wants South Carolina’s transportation infrastructure improved to fuel economic development, then it needs to put pressure on members of the General Assembly. That’s the message panel members delivered at this morning’s Power Breakfast hosted by the Columbia Regional Business Report at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. All members of the […]

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Safe Holiday Traveling

The National Safety Council estimates 418 traffic fatalities and another 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention may occur from car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It is estimated that 153 lives will be saved Thanksgiving weekend because of people wearing their safety belts. Evaluation of Recent Thanksgiving Day Holiday Period Estimates Year Estimate 90% Confidence […]

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An Update for the Asphalt Pavement Industry

With long-term federal infrastructure investment in the balance, the results of the 2014 mid-term elections have given NAPA and the asphalt pavement industry new opportunities and challenges in securing a guaranteed revenue source for the ailing Highway Trust Fund. Both the 113th Congress’s lame-duck session that starts later this month and 114th Congress that starts […]

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Republicans Gain Control of Senate, Expand House Majority

Tuesday’s elections shifted the balance of power in the Senate, expanded Republican control of the House and brought about several changes on key transportation-related committees.  As of this hour, Republicans have gained 13 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and at least seven seats in the Senate previously held by Democrats. While there will […]

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SC Congressman, Jim Clyburn, Visits Asphalt Plant

On October 30, 2014, Congressman, Jim Clyburn,  attended a plant tour arranged by SCAPA, SC Asphalt Pavement Association.  Scott Fant, Paul Edwards and Victoria Taffet represented Sloan Construction at the event held at Lane Construction’s Orangeburg asphalt plant site.  

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Warm Mix Asphalt Use on the Rise According to NAPA

October 20, 2014 According to the latest survey of asphalt mix producers conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 106.4 million tons of warm-mix asphalt — nearly a third of all asphalt pavement mix production — was used during the 2013 construction season. This marks a […]

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Students From Presbyterian College Visit Quarry

On October 20, 2014, Freshman through Senior students from Presbyterian College from Clinton, SC, toured our rock quarry in Blacksburg, SC. The students are about half way through their course on Earth Sciences and the visit fit well into the study of rocks, minerals and geology.  The tour was given by Irvin Wilson, Aggregate Manager, […]

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Still Time to Tell Congressional Candidates to Fix the Highway Trust Fund!

There are less than two weeks before a hotly contested election where both parties are jockeying for leverage in the U.S. House of Representatives and control of the Senate. That means the iron is still hot and it’s time to strike to make sure the individuals vying to represent you know the importance of increasing […]

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