Case hosts discussion that results in call for action

By |  March 6, 2014

Case Construction Equipment addressed the problem with this nation’s crumbling infrastructure during a lively panel discussion titled Dire States and a call for change.

On hand were Jim Oberstar, former U.S. Congressman and chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Janet Kavinoky, executive director, transportation and infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Dan McNichol, author and infrastructure expert who recently circumnavigated the country to survey America’s infrastructure and raise awareness to the need for investment/development; and Jim Hasler, vice president, Case Construction Equipment to participate in its Dire States program. Politico transportation reporter Adam Snider to serve as moderator will be the moderator.

It was a fitting end to McNichol’s infrastructure road trip throughout the United States to help raise awareness of the infrastructure crisis. The Case booth event featured his battered and rusty 1949 Hudson he drove to help illustrate his point.

Companies waste millions of dollars when poor road conditions cause their trucks to be delayed. “If we don’t make these investments business suffers,” said Oberstar.  “There is a business cost for failure to act.”

The panelists agreed that change is needed now. They urged those listening to get involved in their communities, contact their Congressional representatives and demand change.

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