CASE to hold panel discussion about infrastructure

By |  February 26, 2014

In an effort to highlight the problems facing American infrastructure and what can be done to remedy the situation, CASE Construction Equipment will host a panel discussion in its booth (N-11722) at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 6.

Titled Dire States, Politico transportation reporter Adam Snider will be the moderator. The panel will include 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.

The panel discussion serves as a finale to McNichol’s infrastructure road trip throughout the United States to help raise awareness to the crumbling state of the nation’s infrastructure. McNichol traveled the country in a 1949 Hudson that is as “old, rusty and energy defunct” as America’s infrastructure, putting more than 11,000 miles on the car. McNichol and the car will be in the CASE booth throughout the show to discuss his travels and infrastructure challenges. He will continually update his travels — including writings, photos and videos from the road — at

“This is a discussion we’re going to carry on because it’s vital to not only the construction community, but to the American public as a whole,” says Hasler. “Infrastructure development has proven to have far-reaching impact on everything from jobs and the economy to national defense. It’s our responsibility as members of this community to shine a light on the issue and help spur new development not only on the federal level, but with state and local governments as well.”

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