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The Future of Coal: Efficiency Over Politics?

The Future of Coal: Efficiency Over Politics?

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Valve World Americas Event Set for June 20-21

Valve World Americas Event Set for June 20-21

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Turning the Tables on Valve Corrosion

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MRC Global Opening Gulf Coast Regional Distribution Center

12 HOURS AGO

MRC Global (US) Inc. is opening a new regional distribution center (RDC) and operational hub for the Gulf Coast area in La Porte, TX. The new facility will house over 400,000 square feet of warehouse space, have over 75,000 square feet of office space and an extensive pipe yard. MRC Global expects t...

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United Valve Puts Huge New Machine Tool in Service

3 DAYS AGO
United Valve Puts Huge New Machine Tool in Service

United Valve has just finished the first four weeks of operation of its huge new vertical boring Lathe (VTL). The 38’ tall machine, which weighs nearly 350,000 pounds, has the capacity to swing components up to 24 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Situated under a 40-ton capacity crane, the machine i...

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Pulp & Paper Waste Could Lead to New Manufacturing Industry

5 DAYS AGO

About 50 million tons of lignin -- or structural part of a plant -- piles up each year as waste from the U.S. pulp & paper industry. Additional lignin could come from biorefineries that use plants to produce ethanol, yielding another 100 million to 200 million tons of lignin waste each year. Yet o...

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Mining Companies Increasingly Using Renewable Power

5 DAYS AGO

Some of the world's largest mining companies "are seeking to use more renewable energy themselves as they strive to drive down costs and curb emissions,” Reuters reports .

Miners “say that coal still can be the cheapest, most reliable baseload power depending on circumstances, but the sector...

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Labor Secretary Pushes Public-Private Apprenticeships

17 HOURS AGO

Speaking at the G-20 labor and employment ministers' meeting on May 19, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta emphasized his support for fostering the growth of apprenticeships, a major priority for President Trump and the Department of Labor. The secretary's remarks reinforce the U.S.’s comm...

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Mid-Atlantic Region Factory Activity Accelerates in May

3 DAYS AGO

The index for current manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region increased from a reading of 22.0 in April to 38.8 this month. The index has been positive for 10 consecutive months. This month, the index recovered some of the declines of the previous two months, but it still remains slightly ...

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Energy Conservation the New Norm

A survey from the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions shows that businesses are forging a path of energy conservation by targeting average reductions in energy consumption of nearly 25% over a three- to four-year period.

The survey found that nine out of 10 companies have set goals regarding electricity usage and energy management practices, with 66% identifying cost-cutting as their primary motivation and 85%  of businesses view reducing electricity costs as essential to staying financially competitive.

While meeting conservation and money saving goals can be difficult, new technologies including smart meters, smart appliances and demand management programs are helping businesses and individuals make smarter choices.

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