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12 • ROCK products • May 2018 www.rockproducts.com IN THE KNOW In a blow to President Trump's infra- structure proposals, DJ Gribbin, the point person for the initiative, is leav- ing his position at the White House to "move on to new opportunities," accord- ing to information released by a White House official. Gribbin's departure comes just days after President Trump conceded in a speech in Richfield, Ohio, that his infra- structure proposal – often described as a top administration priority – is likely to remain stalled through at least the end of the year. Gribbin Resigns; Was Top Infrastructure Guru for White House "I am grateful for his service and fully believe that the plan President Trump delivered to Congress, combined with the work we are doing administratively, will have a transformational impact on our economy," said Gary Cohn, national economic adviser. Trump released his long-discussed infrastructure plan in February. It pro- poses to spend $200 billion in federal money to generate $1.5 trillion from private investors, and state and local governments. But the plan has gone nowhere in Congress. Five of Trump's Cabinet members appeared at a Senate hearing last month to discuss the plan but failed to sway lawmakers, who wondered how the administration would come up with the $200 billion in federal money. Gribbin, who worked for two infra- structure firms with expertise in privatization repeatedly met with officials from trade groups, state and local governments, and other entities to discuss the proposal. He's a vocal advocate for public-private partner- ships or P3s. Meanwhile, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said infrastructure funding will come about in multiple pieces of legis- lation, pointing to two must-pass bills and a waterways bill Congress regu- larly re-ups every two years. DJ Gribbin Maximum Crushing & Screening Masaba's wheeled plants allow uঞlizaঞon of the largest crushing & screening units available, handling up to 800-1,000 Tons Per Hour (applicaঞon dependent). Maximum Portability Masaba's portable plants are fast to deploy and easy to tear down, providing relocaঞon with a minimal number of loads. The plant shown can be set up in as few as four hours with four laborers. Maximum Return on Investment With Maximum Series Portable Plants, our customers report savings of as much as $1.00 per ton compared to other crushing circuits. Maximum Configuraঞon Masaba will create a customized plant that fits your needs, as well as meeঞng your area's DOT requirements. info@masabainc.com | 877-627-2220 www.masabainc.com

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