US infrastructure in poor shape: manufacturers

Sep 18, 2013 | 04:58 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  National Association of Manufacturers, NAM, U.S. infrastructure, roads, bridges, ports, locks & dams, Jay Timmons American Waterways Operators

CHICAGO — Most manufacturers believe the U.S. infrastructure is in fair or poor shape, with roads in particular getting worse.

Respondents to a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) survey also worry that the U.S. infrastructure is not positioned to respond to the competitive demands of a growing economy.

"This survey clearly demonstrates that our nation’s approach to investing in infrastructure is not improving at a pace to keep up with the growing needs of manufacturers and that the United States risks falling behind," NAM president and chief executive officer Jay Timmons said. "Our outdated roads, ports and inland waterways are....

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