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Mortenson Construction Consolidates Six Woodward Manufacturing Plants into Single High-Tech Facility

Chicago — Mortenson Construction has turned an empty 334,700 square foot warehouse into a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for Woodward, Inc.’s aerospace components business in suburban Chicago. The $90 million project, designed by Ghafari Associates, consolidated Woodward’s engineering, R&D, production, testing and administrative operations from a half-dozen locations. In addition to the Niles Campus, Mortenson is […]

Businesses Ready to Take Advantage of Clean-Energy District

By Samantha Rinehart CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A number of projects will be in the works soon as Cape Girardeau businesses take advantage of the city’s involvement in a new, clean-energy district. The city council has given final approval to an ordinance allowing the city to join and participate in the new Show Me […]

California Measure Fails to Create Green Jobs

By Julia Horowitz SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been […]

Arthur Ravenel on the Bridge Named for Him 10 Years Later

By Robert Behre CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The namesake of the Lowcountry’s landmark over the Cooper River didn’t design, engineer or build it, but played a key role in making it a reality. “The problem was always the money,” former state Sen. Arthur Ravenel Jr. said recently from his downtown Charleston office, as the bridge’s […]

Boston Olympics Organizers: Report Didn’t Analyze Details

By Philip Marcelo BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday. Boston 2024, the local group organizing the bid, had projected construction costs for the Olympic Stadium, athletes […]