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Wayne Municipal Airport Flying High After Tornado

By Nick Hytrek WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — Wayne Municipal Airport officials are flying high after recently receiving Nebraska’s 2014 Airport of the Year award. Pretty impressive, considering that the airport resumed full functions only about halfway through the year after being nearly blown away by a tornado. “It made us proud to see it get [...]

Proposed Chargers-Raiders Stadium Near Los Angeles Advances

By Michael R. Blood LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Saturday they reached an important, early benchmark on the path to construction. A coalition of supporters, including labor unions, has collected over 14,000 petition signatures [...]

President’s Message April 2015

Greetings, As we welcome spring, let the outdoor activities begin. Baseball opening days, Easter and golf season are here. After the past few months of very cold, snowy weather, it’s a joy to see longer sunny days again. As Chief Engineers, spring is also the time of year we need to finish cleaning our cooling [...]

Waterloo Demolition Effort Puts Taxpayers on the Hook

By Tim Jamison WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An aggressive effort to demolish dilapidated houses has put taxpayers on the hook for ongoing maintenance costs. While the city of Waterloo leads the state in using Iowa Code 657A to acquire abandoned neighborhood eyesores, it ultimately gets left picking up the tab for mowing and snow removal [...]

Expectations, Safety and Compliance

By Dan Naumovich Two outside electrical contractors arrive at a facility to complete work, but fail to check in with building management. They continue on, unescorted, to a mechanical room. Despite not wearing the proper personal protective equipment, they proceed to remove bolt covers on equipment. These three missteps are the equivalent of strikes one, [...]