Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

In July, I got to sit in on a session of Congress during the heated balance-the-budget debates. That turmoil is just one in a quagmire of geo-political upheavals affecting the U.S. economy. Despite natural disasters, a floundering transportation bill, and expiring tax credits, construction markets are inching along, according to management consulting and investment banking firm FMI Corp., Raleigh, N.C.

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Tracy Bennett

Tracy Bennett has been writing about lifting equipment and its applications since 1992. She has served as editor of Crane & Rigging Hot Line and editorial director for Maximum Capacity Media from 2003 to 2012. During the 1990s, she was editor of CraneWorks and Lift Equipment magazines. She is currently manager of Mighty Mo Media and can be reached at