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Tour Volvo's Headquarters & Proving Ground as part of Gettysburg Board Meeting
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The fall Board Meeting of the National Demolition Association at the Gettysburg Hotel on September 26th & 27th will include an all-day tour of Volvo Construction Equipment's new North American Headquarters and Proving Ground in nearby Shippensburg, PA on Friday, September 26th where you can test out the company's latest equipment. Bus transportation and a luncheon will be provided by Volvo.

Friday night's cocktail reception and dinner after the Volvo tour will feature a presentation about the three-day battle at Gettysburg in July of 1863. There will also be a tour of the battlefield after the Saturday Board of Directors meeting at 3:00 PM on September 27th. For more information about this program contact info@demolitionassociation.com.
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Exhibitor Booth registration has begun for Demolition 2015!
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Exhibitor Booth registration has begun for the 2015 Demolition Convention & Expo. See who is already signed up for this year’s event.
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New York's One World Trade Center wins national building design award
American Institute of Steel Construction
The One World Trade Center (1WTC) skyscraper in New York's Lower Manhattan has earned national recognition in the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

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Crews discover giant beehive at former tire plant
The Joplin Globe
Demolition crews discovered a stinging surprise while working to tear down an Ottawa County, Oklahoma, plant formerly owned by a tire manufacturing company. Workers sifting through parts of the former B.F. Goodrich plant recently stumbled upon a hive containing as many as 50,000 Italian honeybees, Miami, Oklahoma's emergency management director Glenda Longan told The Tulsa World.

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Plenty of light! Feds are selling off lighthouses
The Associated Press via Yahoo News
Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free. Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years, and it intends to keep selling and giving them away.

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New York's One World Trade Center wins national building design award
American Institute of Steel Construction
The One World Trade Center (1WTC) skyscraper in New York's Lower Manhattan has earned national recognition in the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony that took place Sept. 17.
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Air Force to fund $17.3 millon demolition of old BAE site in Binghamton, New York
Press & Sun-Bulletin
The U.S. Air Force will fund the multimillion-dollar demolition of the old BAE Systems site at 600 Main St. in Binghamton, New York, a 600,000-square-foot facility that has sat vacant since it was ravaged by flooding three years ago. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced the Air Force is soliciting proposals for demolition of the site, which is expected to cost $17.3 million.
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Demolition brings down art deco apartments in Houston
Houston Chronicle
The 1930s-era Josephine Apartments, an art deco complex in a tree-lined neighborhood near Rice University in Houston, were torn down by builders Sept. 16 to be replaced by townhomes. The homebuilders who recently purchased the 75-year-old property said they plan to build four townhomes on the lot at the corner of Bolsover and Ashby. The property joins many other vintage apartment complexes torn down in such desirable Inner Loop neighborhoods as Montrose, the Museum District and River Oaks over the last few years.
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New McCloskey feeder stackers designed to streamline material handling
Construction & Demolition Recycling
The new McCloskey International feeder stackers, TF80 and WF80, are equipped with what the Peterborough, Ontario-based company describes as an innovative new feature to enhance and streamline the process of materials handling and stockpiling. In response to customer feedback, the company says the feeder stackers can now operate flat at 0 degrees for lower stockpiles, while providing controlled flow of material output without blockages, bottlenecking or bridging.
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Demolition starts on old Fresno, California, building, clearing way for high-speed rail
The Fresno Bee
The hardened steel teeth of a large excavating machine took the first bites out of the derelict Del Monte building in downtown Fresno, California, Sept. 17, marking the start of several weeks of work to demolish the building to make way for California's high-speed rail project. At more than 100,000 square feet of floor space, the 68-year-old building on G Street between Tulare and Kern streets is the largest structure so far to be torn down for the controversial bullet train network, said Diana Gomez, Central Valley regional director for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
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Gary, Indiana, building up by tearing down
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Two blighted buildings — among 350 planned future demolitions in the city — were torn down on Gary, Indiana's east side Sept. 16. It's the first tangible result in $6.65 million in funding the city received in May under a state and federal program. The blighted properties at 832 and 836 Virginia Street were demolished thanks to the Indiana Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination program, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Indiana Housing Community Development Authority.
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Injunction issued on Peace Bridge ramp work in Buffalo, New York
The Buffalo News
A judge Sept. 17 issued a temporary injunction against further work on state plans to build new ramps connecting the Niagara Thruway to the Peace Bridge, in Buffalo, New York, as well as demolishing the former Episcopal Church Home. The action came in response to a lawsuit filed by Columbus Parkway neighbors. The ruling by State Supreme Court Justice John F. O'Donnell stands as a preliminary victory for Peace Bridge-area residents concerned about area air quality and the effects of the $22 million “Gateway Connections Improvement Project.”
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Construction begins at a carbon-capture plant, but will it ever be completed?
MIT Technology Review
After a decade of stop-and-start efforts and a $1 billion federal pledge, construction of the country's most hyped project for capturing carbon dioxide from a coal-fired power plant and storing it underground has finally begun. But even now, the project, called FutureGen, faces hurdles.
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