Lake Oroville, ARTBA Study Underscore Public Safety Crisis

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following statement regarding the situation around Northern California’s Lake Oroville and a new study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association that found nearly 56,000 bridges across the country are structurally deficient. For his full statement on the Lake Oroville crisis visit

“The new ARTBA analysis underscores the need for sustained and substantial investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Whether it’s a decaying dam, a crumbling bridge or an inadequate electrical grid, Americans are depending on an outmoded infrastructure network, placing public safety and welfare at risk. The time for leadership in Washington is long-overdue. The quality of life for all Americans hangs in the balance as partisanship overshadows good policy and Congress delays on making decisions to invest in our country’s long-term future.”


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