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Genesis demolition shears help stop oil leak
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For the workers of Genesis Manufacturing in Superior, Wis. the business plan is simple. Under the watchful leadership of Ceder -- an electrical engineer from Sweden -- Genesis employees create attachments for giant demolition machines out of pressed steel. Genesis products include powerful steel shears that tear apart scrap metal, massive blades that cut structural steel, and massive grinders that crush acres of concrete. More




Construction spending rebounds in April
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According to the most recent figures from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction spending rebounded strongly in April, with an increase of 2.7 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $869 billion. More


Demolitions project takes out environment awards
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A Hobart demolition project that recovered almost 100 percent of materials for re-use and recycling, has taken top honors at Tasmania's Awards for Environmental Excellence. The Resource Work Co-Operative, which also runs the South Hobart Tipshop, demolished a warehouse and cottage in collaboration with a local architect and two government departments. More


Carpet recycling plant opening in Delaware
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Modular Carpet Recycling, based in New Castle, Del., has announced plans to open a new facility in Delaware that will bring 30 new jobs to the state over the next year, says CEO and founder Ron Simonetti. The company manufactures high purity renewed nylon from post-consumer carpet and other waste textiles. Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Alan Levin, secretary of the Delaware Economic Development Office, jointly made the announcement with Ron Simonetti, CEO and founder of MCR at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company's new corporate headquarters in New Castle, Del., June 7. More




Planning Commission approves Domino sugar housing development
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The City Planning Commission voted unanimously today in favor of a $1.5 billion residential complex along the Williamsburg waterfront. The vote brings the project one step closer to approval -- and portends a potentially dramatic change to the Brooklyn skyline. Commissioner Angela Battaglia professed her delight at the project's commitment to affordable housing and the site's plan to reinstall the historic Domino sign on top of the old refinery. More


From corporate university to corporate Peace Corps
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If we told you that the freshest and most powerful idea in corporate executive development right now comes straight out of the Peace Corps, you might laugh. But the idea -- volunteering across boundaries -- is fast becoming the norm at top-flight companies around the world. It's an idea that helped IBM earn last year's number one ranking on Fortune's list of "World's Best Companies for Leaders." More


World's tallest apartment building in Mumbai by 2014
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Mumbai will have the world's tallest residential building by 2014. It will provide an unhindered view of the city from all sides. City-based realty group, Lodha Developers, will collaborate with two New York-based firms to build an over 450 meter residential tower at Worli in south-central Mumbai at a cost of $424.67 million. More
T450D Scraper Hauler
Volvo's T450D Scraper Hauler is specifically developed for heavy construction applications.It's well-matched drivetrain components provide optimal use of engine power, torque and rimpull which promotes high performance, high productivity, low fuel consumption and ensures long machine life. More info
CMRA
Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. These materials include aggregates such as concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals. More info
Pierce Demolition Booms
Pierce Demolition Booms are available for hydraulic excavators of every make, model and year. Mount it on a new or used machine. Pierce Demolition booms can also be customized to suit your particular/unique applications. More info



Demolition in Berlin
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Difficult conditions - economic and weather related - failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the demolition industry at the annual Berlin demolition conference held at the Hotel Berlin. Once again, over 400 delegates and 45 exhibitors made their way to the German capital city, including participants from Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Austria and Czech Republic. More


Buyer sought for historic house in Clark County
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Greg Sekula, director of Indiana Landmarks' Southern Regional Office, believes a buyer could move and renovate a Civil War-era house on Utica Pike in Jeffersonville for less than $200,000. The structure itself is being offered to anyone for $1 by the utility -- if the buyer will move and renovate the house. "We're willing to offer the expertise and guidance" in moving and rehabilitating a historic structure, Sekula said. More


Goodbye to former Romney home
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The Palmer Woods childhood home of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was met by bulldozers after residents spent years pleading with the city to remove the eyesore from the historic Detroit neighborhood. More


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