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  • SMACNA contractor helps Cleveland plant go clean and green

    Mar 26, 2015
    When Cleveland’s Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recently constructed a new $170 million energy treatment center, they called upon SMACNA contractor Duct Fabricators to provide the new facility with its extensive air-handling systems. They had a big job to do.
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  • Energy Department issues $12.5B loan solicitation for nuclear projects

    Mar 26, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued the Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation, which provides $12.5 billion to support innovative nuclear energy projects.
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  • Two SMACNA contractors enable Rider University to save energy, boost building performance

    Mar 26, 2015
    Fume hood conversions lead to energy efficiency, cost savings − In university laboratories, fume hoods help keep scientists, students, instructors, and researchers safe. Fume hoods protect lab workers from fumes, smoke, and hazardous chemical vapors that escape into the air while they work.
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  • Industrial market outlook up

    Mar 26, 2015
    Industrial project spending in North America points to growth, according to a recent spending index indicator by Industrial Info Resources Inc. (IIR)
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  • Staying competitive with ITI’s instructor training programs

    Mar 26, 2015
    Industrial, welding courses offer workers in-demand skills ─ The Industrial and Welding Instructor Training Programs, taught annually by staff from the International Training Institute (ITI) and its partners, are on the forefront of market demand. They teach instructors so they can, in turn, share information with journeymen and prepare apprentices for their careers.
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  • Manufacturing 2015 outlook looking good

    Mar 26, 2015
    Manufacturers are optimistic about their businesses and the economy as a whole, and are investing accordingly, according to research conducted by Penton Research.
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  • Industrial activity along Gulf Coast is growing

    Mar 26, 2015
    Overall industrial project activity continues to grow in the Gulf Coast region. The potential is great, but the execution appears more cautious now, notes the quarterly Industrial Labor Analysis Report on Labor Supply, Demand, and Wages for the Gulf Coast Region by Industrial Info Resources (IRR).
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  • Introducing SMACNA’s Round Industrial Duct Construction App

    Mar 26, 2015
    Round industrial duct construction calculations just got a whole lot easier for SMACNA members.
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  • President orders cuts in federal greenhouse gas emissions

    Mar 26, 2015
    Executive Order will drive energy systems retrofits − President Obama recently issued an executive order that will cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels. He also set a goal to increase the share of electricity the federal government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent by 2025.
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  • Geothermal energy is turning the corner

    Mar 26, 2015
    Advancing economically competitive renewable energy − Discover the newest advances in geothermal energy—from pinpointing heat beneath the earth’s crust to exciting breakthroughs in geothermal science--in the U.S. Department of Energy’s recent geothermal report.
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  • Learn about the economic potential of CHP

    Mar 26, 2015
    How combined heat and power can benefit the industrial contractor ─ The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) notes that more than 90 percent of onsite industrial electricity generation is mostly concentrated in the chemical, paper, and petroleum industries.
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  • It’s okay to brag a little. Tell us about your industrial projects!

    Mar 26, 2015
    Are you working on a large-scale industrial project or performed service work on a certain plant? We want to know about it—and it could be featured in SMACNA’s Industrial Insights newsletter.
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