“This is [. . .] a once-in-a-generation investment in America, unlike anything we’ve done since we built the Interstate Highway System and the Space Race.”
This is how President Biden compared his $2.25 trillion “American Jobs Plan” to the monumental programs of the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations that revolutionized life in America, and beyond, in the 1950s and 60s. Significant components of the plan include infrastructure at home ($650b), at work ($580b), and in transportation systems ($621b). The plan entails a wide variety of investments, in far-reaching industries, aiming to propel the United States into the next decade firing on all cylinders.
Research and development, along with manufacturing and small business will receive a $480b boost. A total $300b will go towards electrical infrastructure, high-speed broadband, and clean drinking water to improve our homes. Highways, bridges, and roads will see improvements to the tune of $115b, public transit $85b, railways $80b, airports and seaports $42b, and overarching “infrastructure resilience” $50b.
Big projects often require big parts, and just as importantly, appropriate plans to store and transport those massive items across the continent, and oceans, that some of them will have to cross to get here. When that inventory needs to move, thyssenkrupp’s transportation services experts are ready to manage an asset based transportation system comprising over hundreds of trucks & trailers, along with a fleet of conestogas, drop-decks & flatbeds built to accommodate those awkward loads that won’t work inside a conventional trailer. Add in job site delivery and truck-mounted forklifts, and there will be few loads that require our transportation brokerage to find outside parties necessary to complement our fleet.
At the warehouse we offer professional handling and storage for sensitive components such as solar panels, solar tracking systems, inverters, transformers, and Balance of Systems (BOS). For those working in the solar industry, both residential and commercial, cost-savings can be provided by our Safe Harbor storage built to optimize savings through the investment tax credit (ITC). Further savings can be had when imports are shipped through our multiple Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs), reducing and deferring duty payments. We also provide sub-assembly services to ensure manufacturing time is as efficient as possible.
This is an exciting time for a logistics industry that relies on aging transportation infrastructure to move its inventory. Many highways, bridges, and roads are in need of maintenance to keep them safe for everyone; travellers, commuters, and of course truck drivers. A large nationwide program like this is going to require cooperation of many stakeholders, and with our many logistical resources and expertise, thyssenkrupp is ready to assist in supplying the infrastructure logistics required to build a stronger America.