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Thu August 05, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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James S. McReynolds, president Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., answers questions about the manufacturing line at Cat Paving and talks about how the company is adapting to the effect the economic climate has had on product demand.
James S. McReynolds, president Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., answers questions about the manufacturing line at Cat Paving and talks about how the company is adapting to the effect the economic climate has had on product demand.
James S. McReynolds, president Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., answers questions about the manufacturing line at Cat Paving and talks about how the company is adapting to the effect the economic climate has had on product demand. Minnesota State Representative Melissa Hortman was on hand to lend support to contractors and manufacturers. Dave Semerad, CEO of Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, talks about the challenges facing contractors across the state and county without a six-year federal highway and transportation program. Tim Crennen, region president of Knife River Corporation, speaks about the difficulties his company has experienced over the past four years with a tough economy and without a federal highway program in place. Tour attendees saw Cat Paving Products workers in action. Despite tough economic times, Caterpillar workers continue to produce paving products.

Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., recently held a media day to offer attendees a tour of its plant in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The day also served as an opportunity to address the challenges general contractors are facing without a six-year federal highway and transportation program. Speakers discussed the impact the lack of a federal program has on employment and productivity on construction and related industries.