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Railroad Still Playing Vital Transport Role

By Tom Bassing GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Wielding the blunt end of 14-inch hatchet, Harriet Blanton Theobald, known by then as the Mother of Greenville, on Jan. 5, 1878, drove the first, symbolic spike to inaugurate the Greenville, Columbus & Birmingham Railroad. A descendent of that railroad exists still today, providing an essential freight link [...]

Inventor Pushes Solar Panels For Roads, Highways

By Nicholas K. Geranios EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a follow-up to the story “Idaho Company Gets $750,000 For Solar Parking Lot” that appeared in the September 2011 issue of The Chief Engineer. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, [...]

Work Begins On Wall For Two Sandy-Devastated Towns

By Wayne Parry MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) – Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall last month, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities but that some residents and environmentalists oppose. State [...]

Bill Neustadt Announces Retirement as CEO of Neuco Inc.

Neuco Inc. announced the retirement of its longstanding CEO Bill Neustadt effective July 1, 2014. Bill is retiring after a career spanning more than 40 years with Neuco. “The entire Neuco organization extends its sincerest gratitude to Bill for his innumerable contributions to the growth of the company,” said Brian Neustadt, VP, Sales of Neuco. [...]

Chicago Hotel Provides Elevated Level of Guest Comfort, Achieves Energy Efficiency Goals with Water-Source Heat Pump Systems from ClimateMaster

With an aim toward infusing sustainability across all aspects of the guest experience, Kimpton® Hotels and Restaurants has incorporated environmental practices in its day-to-day business model since the company was established in 1981. This includes the Kimpton EarthCare program, which denotes more than 100 environmentally minded procedures and products implemented at all Kimpton hotels and [...]