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Contractors avoid market risks

By Sean Ryan Shellshocked Wisconsin road builders are avoiding equipment purchases and work force expansions even with the promise of a packed bidding schedule in early 2010. It’s a mistake, said Kevin McMullen, president of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavers Association, ...

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Asphalt demand could affect shingle prices

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Shingle suppliers are watching closely to see if federal stimulus-backed road projects will drive up prices by making it more difficult to buy asphalt. “For our perspective, we expect once the stimulus kicks in, it’s going to ...

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