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<br /> March 2018<br /> A publication for and about Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. customers<br /> www.KirbySmithConnection.com<br /> REECE ALBERT, INC.<br /> Learn how this west Texas paving firm<br /> is approaching 80 years of growth<br /> and customer satisfaction<br /> Roger Albert,<br /> President<br /> Lon Albert,<br /> Vice President<br /> of Operations<br /> Rob McNew,<br /> Vice President-<br /> Midland Operations<br /> Ed Kirby<br /> Construction<br /> remains<br /> in positive<br /> territory<br /> 2<br /> MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT<br /> www.kirby-smith.com<br /> Dear Valued Customer:<br /> An article in this issue of your Kirby-Smith Connection takes a look at<br /> what industry professionals foresee for the construction industry in 2018.<br /> As with the last few years, the outlook is largely positive and driven by<br /> a boom in single-family housing construction. 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Kansas City, Kan</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 46" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=46"> ’Customers are family’ . . . continued </a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 47" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=47"> </a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 48" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=48"> TRAINING TALK ALL- AROUND SERVICE Komatsu Servic</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 49" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=49"> INDUSTRY NEWS TAXES, TOLLS Most Americans want b</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 50" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=50"> CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK FORECAST 2018 Industry expe</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 51" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=51"> Public works spending, including highways and bri</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 52" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=52"> GUEST OPINION PREVIEW PAYOFF How virtually desig</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 53" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=53"> THE PEOPLE INSIDE David Mehrtens named Directo</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 54" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=54"> The people of Kirby-Smith Machinery who are alway</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 55" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=55"> For more information, contact Rick Nielsen rniels</a> <a title="Kirby Smith_18#1_Zmag page 56" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/273babec?page=56"> C.P.I. 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