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<br /> 2014 No. 4 • December<br /> A publication for and about Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company customers<br /> VANMETER CONTRACTING<br /> This Bowling Green, Ky., bridge builder excels<br /> on large, challenging projects<br /> Mark VanMeter,<br /> Owner<br /> White logo is below<br /> A MESSAGE FROM<br /> THE PRESIDENT<br /> Gene Snowden, Jr.<br /> New machines<br /> are only one<br /> part of our<br /> offerings<br /> Dear Valued Customer:<br /> The construction sector continues to strengthen, although it’s not growing as<br /> quickly as most of us would like. During the first half of the year, non-residential<br /> starts were up 2.4 percent, compared to the same period last year, led by heavy-<br /> engineering work that saw a 13-percent gain. Commercial starts remained down,<br /> compared to the previous year, but came back strong in the summer. 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