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New Technology Raises Lowly Drainage to a Loftier Place

It’s no surprise, with the risk of being smacked in the head by a 25-pound king salmon careening through the air, that Seattle’s 100 year-old Pike Place Market may be best known for its charismatic fishmongers. And of course, purveyors of morsels and spirits. Among the many food vendors, fried food isn’t hard to find, [...]

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Furthers Preservation Mission Through Sustainability Measures

Evette Simon, the acting executive director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, draws a parallel between preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by combatting indifference and preserving the environment through maintaining a conscientiously sustainable facility. “We want to be upstanders and encourage people to be responsible,” Simon said about the Skokie museum. “Being [...]

A Steel Ship and Iron Men: Catastrophy and Courage Aboard USS IWO JIMA

By Timothy C. Cummings In August 1990 an international coalition led by the United States began preparations for war. Called Operation Desert Shield, it involved the coordination and prepositioning of military forces that would be deployed in Desert Storm. One warship included in the buildup was USS IWO JIMA (LPH 2). She was a 30-year [...]

The Best of All Worlds for Efficiency and Sustainability

Over the past several decades, the term “automatic heating system” was lost in the cold, ash heap of time. Once in the vernacular of heating professionals, the term was conceived when oil took America’s heating systems by storm after M.A. Fessler invented the oil burner to take advantage of the crude oil that was seeping [...]

The Chiefs Salute Over 50 Years of Service Excellence

You can’t spend over a half century as a leader in your profession without impacting the entire industry in which you serve. So when we learned that Walter C. Dobson, the Chief Engineer at Citicorp Plaza was retiring after 54 years as a Stationary Engineer and Chief Engineer, we had to make a special trip [...]