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Obama talks transportation funding, Jobs Act at Hilltop Concrete

With a rickety, steel trestle bridge as a backdrop, President Obama told a late-September gathering at Hilltop Concrete’s downtown Cincinnati plant, “We used to have the best infrastructure in the world.

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Industry to Labor Board: Narrow election window fails employers, employees

Representative John Kline’s “Rushing Union Elections” hearing was followed by a July 19-20 open meeting at the National Labor Relations Board’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, where Members invited perspective from industry, organized labor, and labor law interests on the Representation—Case Procedures Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Portions of presentations from Robert Garbini, President of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and Steve Jones, Director of Human Resources for Chandler Concrete Co. in Burlington, N.C., are provided here.

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Bachmann campaign bus tour stop: Cemen Tech

A tradition of hosting Republican or Democrat candidates on the campaign trail continued last month at Cemen Tech Inc., Indianola, Iowa. Flanked by stationary and truck-mounted Mobile Concrete Dispensers in the company’s volumetric and continuous mixer assembly area, 2012 GOP presidential primary candidate Michele Bachmann told management and staff, “It’s not government that creates lasting jobs, it’s small businesses, like [yours], that are the job creation engine of America. We have to do everything we can to strengthen small business.”

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