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<br /> SEPTEMBER 2017<br /> White logo is below<br /> A MESSAGE FROM<br /> THE PRESIDENT<br /> Dan Stracener<br /> Time to step up<br /> infrastructure<br /> spending<br /> Dear Valued Customer:<br /> Our country faces an infrastructure crisis. Congested and deficient roadways<br /> and unsound bridges are safety hazards. Clean and safe water-supply pipelines<br /> are vital to our everyday needs. Yet, we consistently underinvest in these and<br /> other basic items.<br /> A hearty investment in infrastructure would create numerous jobs. It’s no<br /> secret that the construction industry is in the midst of a labor shortage. We<br /> hope that lawmakers can address this topic too with ways to help fund more<br /> vocational programs. 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