Work to Widen I-65 Section in Southern Indiana Nears Start

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) _ State officials say construction is expected to start this spring on widening a section of Interstate 65 to six lanes in southern Indiana. The $143 million project would add a lane for both northbound and southbound traffic on a 14-mile section between U.S. 50 in Seymour and Indiana 58 near Columbus. […]

Regulators Reject Hydropower Project Over Tourism Concerns

By Michael Casey CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State regulators unanimously rejected an application for a hydropower project that would have provided clean energy to Massachusetts but was seen as an eyesore by critics who feared it would tarnish scenic views and damage New Hampshire’s tourism industry. The decision is a stunning setback for a project […]

Reducing Parts Costs as Production Scales Up

When OEMs outsource component parts manufacturing, the type of fabrication, stamping or machining technique utilized is often a major factor in the final, per-piece cost. However, the initial volumes required may also dictate the metalworking technique or process selected, particularly for new products just beginning to find a market. While certain complex metal parts can […]

State Department Plans to Save Near Island Bridge From Rust

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska Department of Transportation said it has plans in spring 2019 to stop the Near Island Bridge from rusting away. The state department revealed its plan Tuesday, saying repairs are necessary to reduce current maintenance efforts and preserve the service life of the bridge, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported . […]

Underwater Video Shows Marine Life Growing at Wind Farm

By Philip Marcelo BOSTON (AP) — Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation’s first offshore wind farm — a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island’s waters. The American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group, says the roughly two-minute clip it posted on YouTube […]