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Stormy Weather

Stormwater sector falls short on funding; awaits infrastructure package When snow melts, who handles the runoff, drainage, filtering…who essentially cleans up the mess? As the country restores power and hope following a nationwide cold snap, folks in the stormwater sector await a federal infrastructure package with nervous stomachs. While higher-profile sectors get mass attention in […]

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KFI Repairs the Air

St. Paul company acquires Cincinnati engineering firm, commits to air quality goals KFI Engineers, the St. Paul, Minn., process and facility infrastructure design, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers, a Cincinnati-based mechanical, electrical, controls, and automation systems engineering firm. The parent company recently committed to air quality goals, […]

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A Greener Garden

N.J. establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, comprehensive goals If any state should be striving to be “green”, it’s the Garden State. From Newark on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects aimed at improving air quality and reducing the effects […]

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Digital Breakdown

Comprehensive IBM/Manufacturer document can help your company’s transition As the “digital revolution” continues, manufacturing and technology continue to merge. The two realms also look to act together in order to make digital transition go smoothly. One example of this came out this week in the form of “The Digital Transformation Assessment 2021,” from IBM and […]

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BSA Awards

Three industry companies win the 2020 BSA Excellence Awards The Bearings Specialists Association (BSA) released its 2020 Excellence Awards February 2. The organization’s president, Jim Scardina of Midwest-based Bearing Headquarters Company, announced three winners of the annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to end users during BSA’s annual […]

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Jenkins Adds Two Industry Veterans

Charlotte service center adds experience, “fresh thinking” with two industry experts Jenkins Electric, the 114-year-old Charlotte-based service center, has good news. Led by Iain Jenkins, a third generation president “who is focused on growth and solving industry problems,” per Crystal Bristow, the company’s vice president of marketing, Jenkins just made its next step in solving […]

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A Survey on Trade Show Safety

This week’s COVID news is finally encouraging. Can we expect trade shows to resume soon? The world is tired of hearing about COVID-19. We all know this and feel it. However, the banner news of the day finally brings news about the subject you’ll want to read: Cases have dropped sharply in the United States […]

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NOCTI Recognized

DOL praises collaboration with FANUC, Rockwell, APT Due to the skills gap, certification is arguably more important than ever, as it pertains to skilled trade industries. While nominal “certifications” have grown more common with the trajectory of niche organizations, truly measurable competency testing is scarce. That’s where NOCTI comes in. The National Occupancy Competency Testing […]

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The Golden State Gas Cap

Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035 California’s state legislature made waves with an announcement two weeks ago banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to do so might be welcome news to EV nuts…but it has not gone over well in other factions. […]

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Students Design Wastewater Solutions

2020 competition showcases growth in field Students from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and The Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Co.) came up with innovative wastewater solutions in a recent 2020 event, exhibiting promise for those in a field we’ve covered increasingly over the past five years. In the Water Environment category, Guelph was […]

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