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Water Booster Pumps Meet Beer With Metropolitan’s Help

Water Booster Pumps Meet Beer With Metropolitan’s Help


Traveling over 2100 miles from the West Coast to the Midwest can be a long haul. Now add barrels of beer to the mix. For years a California based brewery, recognized as one of the largest craft breweries in the nation, has been delivering its beer to the Midwest. When the company decided to expand due to growth in popularity, there was no question where the new facility would be located.

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Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2015: Understanding The Fundamental Causes Of Corrosion And Information Sharing

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2015: Understanding The Fundamental Causes Of Corrosion And Information Sharing

Corrosion costs the United States more than $500 billion a year. Finding longterm, economically sound solutions is highly complex.

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2015 (ECS) is a unique conference that provides owners an unbiased, factual understanding of the causes of corrosion, and how to make informed decisions in terms of treating these issues.

“I’m honored to say this is our second year,” said Warren Brand, coordinator of ECS, and principal of Chicago Coatings Group, LLC. “Corrosion is a highly complex process with a variety of solutions. I’ve always been amazed …

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Semper Fi Fund Thanks The Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland

Semper Fi Fund Thanks The Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland

On behalf of the entire Semper Fi Fund, I want to thank you for your generous donation of $500.00 on October 4, 2014.

As we celebratethe 10th Anniversary of the Semper Fi Fund, we are forever grateful to have faithful and loyal donors, like you, who have embraced our mission to serve those who preserve our freedom. Over the past ten years, the Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, has assisted 12,000 service members and their families by providing more than 73,000 grants totaling more than …

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Silicon Carbide Degassing Rotors Offer Long Life And Enhanced Performance

Silicon Carbide Degassing Rotors Offer Long Life And Enhanced Performance


Morgan Advanced Materials has announced the launch of its new generation of degassing rotors for secondary aluminium processing applications.

Building on its extensive experience of materials science and metal casting products, Morgan has produced the first one-piece degassing rotor in silicon carbide, delivering a cost-effective and high-performance alternative to the graphite material traditionally used for this task.

The presence of gas – typically hydrogen – and other particles inside gravity or sand castings has the potential to …

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Neutron’s NI-712 Orange Lite Odor Eliminator Keeps Your Business Smelling Clean And Fresh Around The Clock!

Neutron’s NI-712 Orange Lite Odor Eliminator Keeps Your Business Smelling Clean And Fresh Around The Clock!


Just hang the 24/7 Automatic Dispensers on the wall and get ready to enjoy that amazing orange scent all day long! Our customers tell us that NI-712 Orange Lite IS ABSOLUTELY the VERY BEST when dealing with nasty airborne odors. It doesn’t just mask or cover up odors; it actually eliminates them.

The 24/7 Automatic Dispensers spray automatically every 15 minutes, so you don’t have to worry about retreating areas to control odors. If sudden odors come …

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Modine App Calculates Payback for Effinity93 Unit Heaters

Modine App Calculates Payback for Effinity93 Unit Heaters


Modine’s new Effinity93 App is a free, cost-savings calculator for both iOS and Android phone platforms and tablets. The mobile app is an interactive tool that calculates the payback and energy savings associated with installing the Effinity93 condensing unit heater.

The app (available in GooglePlay and iTunes) is ideal for contractors and engineers responsible for specifying HVAC equipment for projects of any size. By entering simple jobsite data in the intuitive …

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Student Texts Space Station With Rooftop Antennae

Student Texts Space Station With Rooftop Antennae

By Chase Castle

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – If you have a message to relay to the International Space Station, simply stop by Van Allen Hall and ask if Ross McCurdy is around.

The sophomore astronomy student at the University of Iowa built a communication station on the seventh floor of the building there and helped assemble an approximately 20-foot rooftop antennae. The devices were used this summer to make contact with the station – a 460-ton, continuously crewed …

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Too Tired To Practice? Ask A GPS Device

Too Tired To Practice? Ask A GPS Device

By Eric Olson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong Jr. was running play after play during a preseason practice and was beginning to wear down in the heat.

He could have asked for a break, but he didn’t have to. An assistant strength coach who was keeping electronic tabs on Armstrong could tell by looking at his laptop that the quarterback was fatigued. Armstrong was ordered to the sideline.

“Dial it down,” he was told.

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Armstrong had just …

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Skip Check-In; Latest Hotel Room Key Is Your Phone

Skip Check-In; Latest Hotel Room Key Is Your Phone

By Scott Mayerowitz
NEW YORK (AP) – Hotels don’t want guests to have to linger at the front desk – or even stop by at all.

New programs are helping speed up the check-in process for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors.

The innovations are still being tweaked as hotels scramble to catch up to airlines. Fliers today use their phones to check in, select seats and as a boarding pass. Hotels envision a …

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Hacking A Big Danger For Small Businesses

Hacking A Big Danger For Small Businesses

By Joyce M. Rosenberg

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.

The costs associated with computer and website attacks can run well into the thousands and even millions of dollars for a small company. Many small businesses have been attacked – 44 percent, according to a 2013 survey by the National Small Business Association, an advocacy group. …

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Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering

Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering


David E. Goldberg, President of Big Beacon and emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Somerville, professor of engineering and associate dean at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, – are two men on a daring mission. Their goal is to transform the entire world of engineering. Their objective is simple – they aim at humanizing the engineering profession.

Their new book, A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, …

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Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

By Dave Gong
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Stepping into the rare books room at the Allen County Public Library is like stepping back in time.

Antique furniture complements the character of a room devoted to the library’s ever-expanding collection of rare and antique – even ancient – books and artifacts.

Display cases containing replicas of important Lincoln documents line the walls in front of the hall windows, while a rocking chair – a replica of the one Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated – sits in the …

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Silicon Valley Struggles To Speak FDA’s Language

Silicon Valley Struggles To Speak FDA’s Language

By Matthew Perrone

WASHINGTON (AP) – From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar – Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently expressed his frustration with the complex web of rules that govern the field.

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“Health is just so heavily regulated,” …

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New Memoir Presents An Armenian-Iranian-American Engineer’s Odyssey From The Streets Of Tehran To The Hills Of Malibu

New Memoir Presents An Armenian-Iranian-American Engineer’s Odyssey From The Streets Of Tehran To The Hills Of Malibu

Los Angeles, Calif. – …And Then I Met The Getty Kouros is a memoir that chronicles the remarkable story of Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian, who has made a huge impact on the world of engineering in the United States and around the world.

This Armenian-Iranian-American odyssey is a story of one life with three rich and distinct cultures as an omnipresent backdrop to a prolific career in earthquake engineering. Yaghoubian invented and holds the patent for an ingenious earthquake base isolation system that enabled the broken Getty Kouros …

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