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In a special report on the "2010 Industry Forecast (page 60)/' economic experts shed some light on how they think the coming road construction season should pan out for the asphalt industry. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARR A) stimulated the asphalt production and construction industry in 2009, and it will continue to stimulate the industry in 2010.
DECEMBER 2009 • VOL. 23, NO. 10 EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE So long 2009, welcome 2010 1233 Janesville Avenue • Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 800-547-7377 • Fax 920-563-1700 www.forconstructionpros.com I’m happy to see this year come to a close. Whether you referred to it as an www.asphalt.com economic downturn or full-fledged recession, 2009 has been a tough year, and I STAFF think it’s safe to say that we’re all looking for a better 2010. Amy Schwandt Publisher email@example.com In a special report on the “2010 Industry Forecast (page 60),” economic experts Greg Udelhofen Editor shed some light on how they think the coming road construction season should firstname.lastname@example.org pan out for the asphalt industry. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Lisa Cleaver Managing Editor email@example.com (ARRA) stimulated the asphalt production and construction industry in 2009, and Kayla White Graphic Designer it will continue to stimulate the industry in 2010. The American Road & Transpor- Patti Brown Production Services Representative tation Builders Association (ARTBA) anticipates highway, street and bridge con- Steve Swick Production Manager struction expenditures to reach $90 billion in 2010 due largely to federal spending Christine Gess Group Audience Development Manager Kasey Strike Sales Services through the stimulus bill. Elizabeth Jackson List Rental, (847)492-1350 ext. 18 The Transportation Construction Coalition’s recent firstname.lastname@example.org nationwide survey of road and transit construction busi- Ryan Mountain Classified Sales nesses reports that over 40% of the responding construction ADVERTISING SALES firms anticipate additional lay-offs and 80% anticipate a Jill Draeger email@example.com Tammy Jefson firstname.lastname@example.org market decline if action on a new highway bill is delayed. Barb Levin email@example.com Passage of a new robust federal surface transportation Tom Lutzke firstname.lastname@example.org bill is critical to the success of the stimulus program. With- Ryan Mountain email@example.com out new legislation soon, many large multi-year projects Amy Schwandt firstname.lastname@example.org Eric Servais email@example.com that need to be queued up for improvements will again be delayed and progress to improve this nation’s transportation lifeline will be stymied. FORCONSTRUCTIONPROS.COM Norine Conroy Interactive Product Manager As we continue to extol the benefits of a substantially-funded federal high- Sam Simon Editor way bill — creating more jobs, creating safer roads to reduce deaths and injuries, Jacob Bare Website Manager reducing productiv
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