Case takes Dire States tour to Washington

By |  May 16, 2014

Case Construction Equipment took its Dire States tour to Washington, D.C., for Infrastructure Week 2014, a series of events designed to explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure.

“Enacting long-term federal funding is critical and we support these efforts on a national level to enact a bill that ensures that the Highway Trust Fund remains funded,” says Jim Hasler, Case vice president for North America, in a press release. “It’s equally important that we work with and identify new methods for state and local governments to fund important transportation, public works, energy, utility and highway projects. National Infrastructure Week reflects that spirit and has helped amplify the groundswell of support for infrastructure funding and development.”

According to a press release, the first wave of the Dire States tour featured author and infrastructure expert Dan McNichol, who traveled the United States in a 1949 Hudson to raise awareness to the issue.

“That was an important part of our time in Washington, D.C. – identifying new ways that we can energize the discussion at the local level while also supporting the need to fix the Highway Trust Fund,” says Brian Weisbaum, project manager for Dire States and Case’s dealer marketing manager. “State and local governments can complement federal funding with initiatives of their own to not only maintain the existing infrastructure that is in place, but also take it to the next level and build infrastructure that has a positive impact on the community.”

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