Sep
    17
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) announced its next meeting dates: October 18 & 19; the 2nd day is a half-day session, in Rockville, MD.  The BERAC meets two to three times each year.  It met last in April.  The purpose of this Advisory Committee is to...

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    Sep
    10
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  The US House Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), took up issues related to PFAS exposure at a hearing last week on September 6th.  Shimkus said the hearing was to start “the dialogue on PFAS,” taking stock of what the government knows, what efforts might best...

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    Sep
    04
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Last week’s Update mentioned that of the public water systems tested so far (50%) by Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) just one – City of Parchment – showed elevated levels of the contaminant PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances).  On 08/27 DEQ updated that investigation, lifting the “Do Not Drink”...

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    Sep
    12
    AEM Announces CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Expansion
    CONEXPO-CON/AGG Shares Video Look at 2020 Show Footprint with Las Vegas Festival Grounds  CONEXPO-CON/AGG is expanding the 2020 show footprint to include the Las Vegas Festival Grounds (1.5 million square feet), located on the Las Vegas Strip adjacent to the Circus Circus Hotel. Show Management recently conducted a tour of the space...

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    Sep
    10
    John Deere and Wacker Neuson Enter Into Strategic Supplier Agreement for Compact Excavators
    As demand for John Deere construction equipment increases around the globe, the Moline-based manufacturer is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. The models will range from 1.7-7.5 tons (1700-7500 kg) and are specifically designed and manufactured...

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    Aug
    24
    I Build America Launches First-Annual Construction Appreciation Week
          Construction Appreciation Week runs September 17-21, 2018 with national contests starting August 22, 2018 Construction positively affects the lives of every American. The buildings in which we work, play and live, as well the roads and bridges that enable people and goods to get to their destinations, depends on the development...

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