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Plan to participate in this year's ENR Demolition Insert
NDA
The National Demolition Association will once again be sponsoring McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record "Demolition Insert" scheduled to run in the Dec. 2 issue of ENR. The annual "Demolition Insert" presents Association members with an exceptional opportunity to market their products and services to the over 250,000 readers of world's premier construction and engineering publication. For more information about participating in this program contact Mike Taylor at NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412 or click here.
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NDA Board to meet in Santa Monica, Calif.
NDA
The Board of Directors of the National Demolition Association will be holding its Summer Board Meeting at the Santa Monica, Calif., Marriott on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. For information about this important meeting contact NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.
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NDA names 6 scholarship winners for 2013
NDA
The National Demolition Association recently announced the names of the six recipients of scholarships presented by the global trade organization representing the demolition industry. "We're pleased to present these scholarships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve the local community while maintaining a high level of academic achievement," said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, Executive Director of the Association. See the winners here.
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6 business lessons to get you in shipshape
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Recently, Karen Scally attended the National Demolition Association's 2013 Convention. While she was there to learn more about the demo industry, she got some unexpected lessons during the keynote speech given by former Cmdr. Mike Abrashoff that really resonated with her.
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Oklahoma City area landfill operators prepare for tornado debris
Waste & Recycling News
In the aftermath of Monday's deadly tornado that nearby outside of Oklahoma City, waste companies are preparing for the cleanup of concrete, lumber, glass and metal debris from the homes, businesses and other buildings that were destroyed, according to The Journal Record. Officials from Moore, Okla., and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing to assess the damage from the storm, the newspaper reported.
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California company puts emphasis on recycling
Construction & Demoliition Recycling
Tulare County may not be the most well-known area of California, but the efforts one longtime business has made over the years is putting this small agricultural community on the map. Peña’s Disposal Service has been recognized by state agencies and has received national attention for its efforts to recycle as much incoming material as possible.
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This highway demolition is the longest ever in China
Gizmodo
Given the fevered pace of China's infrastructure development, 16 years is ancient. That's why the two-lane concrete Zhuan-yang viaduct running through the town of Wuhan, Hubei in central China had to go — a bigger and better six-lane freeway was in the works. But to demolish the original roadway without harming the surrounding homes, engineers smothered the blast under a blanket.
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Slideshow: Assessing Oklahoma tornado damage
The Washington Post
Amid great destruction, residents of the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore begin to assess the severity of the twister that hit May 20. In this article are some of the scenes of destruction.
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President signs memorandum to speed infrastructure permitting process
Obama Administration via Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum that the administration said will modernize the federal infrastructure permitting process, cutting timelines in half for major infrastructure projects, while creating incentives for better outcomes for communities and the environment.
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Oklahoma City area landfill operators prepare for tornado debris
Waste & Recycling News
In the aftermath of Monday's deadly tornado that nearby outside of Oklahoma City, waste companies are preparing for the cleanup of concrete, lumber, glass and metal debris from the homes, businesses and other buildings that were destroyed, according to The Journal Record.

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Razing the roof
Construction & Demolition Recycling
About 11 million tons of asphalt shingle waste are generated in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The vast majority of that waste — about 90 percent — is construction scrap from roof installations and tear-offs from roof repairs and replacements.

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Landfill use and construction and industrial demolition debris
Elder Demolition
Tech companies aren't the only innovators in the new millennium. Every thriving field has its own exciting edge of development, and the debris management industry is no exception. For instance, some of the largest U.S. landfills are now producing a reliable source of alternative energy — methane.
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Construction employment in most states down for month, up for year
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Construction employment declined in 32 states and the District of Columbia in April even as 29 states added jobs between April 2012 and April 2013, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials note that construction demand in a number of states appears to be slackening amid federal construction spending cuts and relatively weak private sector demand.
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