Calls for improving America’s infrastructure are getting louder by the day. One of the most recent publications, The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, gave our infrastructure a dismal D+ rating. While U.S. politicians argue over funding and semantics, the Canadian government has committed $53.5 billion to a 10-year public infrastructure plan that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty describes as the “largest long-term federal commitment to Canadian infrastructure in [the] nation’s history.”
For now, U.S. concrete producers are left wondering how and when they’ll have a chance to become part of the solution, considering concrete roadways, bridges, and pipelines could potentially be the industry’s most important contribution to our country’s economic future.
In the March/April issue, we highlight a thriving niche in America’s concrete industry: precast infrastructure. From bridgework to paving reconstruction, precast producers are involved in multi-million dollar projects across the country. Watch for these articles and more, at theconcreteproducer.com.