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In the Burn Zone, a Family’s Kind Impulse to Feed Evacuees Grows into Hub of Generosity

August 15th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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Michael Cabanatuan and Jill Tucker REDDING — Kristy Hammeke was glued to her television when the Carr Fire pushed into Redding, turning thousands of residents into scared and disoriented evacuees. Her house in Cottonwood, a 20-minute drive south of Redding in Shasta County, was safe, but her heart ached for those who weren’t so lucky. She wanted […]

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To Date, Wildfires Are Burning 3 Times More of California Than in 2017

August 15th, 2018

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By Brian K. Sullivan California’s wildfires are now burning through land at a pace more than three times faster than last year’s blazes. About 4,200 fires have charred 726,000 acres (294,000 hectares) in the state so far this year, according to figures from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. That compares to about 226,000 […]

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Never Skip an Umbrella if These 3 Things are in the Backyard

August 15th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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By Daina Kawchack Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, PersonalUmbrella.com   Pools, trampolines and play equipment are considered “attractive nuisances” and homeowners coverage for them can be iffy. Add in houseguests and partygoers and they become even more risky. An umbrella policy can help insureds get outside safely, protecting them against catastrophic losses — and ours provides specialized legal defense […]

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Our World In 2028: A Decade Of Innovation

August 6th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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Dhaval Jadav Brand Contributoralliantgroup The world as we know it will change profoundly over the next ten years. With a projected global population of over 8.4 billion by 2028, businesses across all industries are investing billions of dollars in technology and innovation in order to be successful in a future where everyone is connected and information is instant. […]

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Why the World’s Most Innovative Companies Are the Driving Force for Digital Transformation

August 6th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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By Gonzalo Benedit, President, EMEA, APAC, Workday  When Forbes recently announced that Workday was number two on its list of the world’s most innovative companies, as well as being immensely proud of this achievement, the list got me thinking about the type of companies that made this list and the traits we share. It struck me […]

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Digital Is Changing The Economics Of Manufacturing

August 6th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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By: Vicki Holt Digital manufacturing is rapidly changing the fundamentals of how products are developed, scaled and manufactured. By digitizing traditional manufacturing methods, including injection molding and CNC machining, and leveraging newer technologies, like 3-D printing, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), companies are optimizing their supply chains, reducing development cycles, increasing […]

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Construction Labor Shortage Creates Increasingly Lucrative Career Paths

August 6th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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College isn’t for everyone and there are strong reasons to support students who decide to opt out of the college track and get jobs in the trades. Jobs A 2017 study from the  Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce  found between 1991-2015: “Good jobs in non-manufacturing blue-collar industries, such as construction and transportation, increased in 38 states. […]

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The Opioid Crisis: The Construction Industry’s Simmering Threat

August 6th, 2018

Chris Larmore

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AUTHOR Laurie Cowin@lauriethewriter Drug overdoses claimed more than 64,000 American lives in 2016, which is nearly double the amount only a decade ago. Theories vary about the reasons behind the dramatic increase, although many attribute it to doctors prescribing of opioid medications more frequently. Despite stagnant levels of reported patient pain, prescription opioid sales to pharmacies, hospitals […]

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Construction to Begin on Amazon Warehouse in Michigan

August 6th, 2018

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Construction to begin on Amazon warehouse in Michigan AUTHOR Kim Slowey@kimslowey PUBLISHED June 25, 2018 Construction is about to begin on a $150 million Amazon fulfillment center in Gaines Charter Township, Michigan near Grand Rapids, according to the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust, an ironworker-contractor partnership. General contractor Ryan Construction Co. has subcontracted the structural steel […]

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Warriors Basketball Arena Stays in Lead at Halftime

July 31st, 2018

Chris Larmore

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July 23, 2018 Christine Kilpatrick The Golden State Warriors’ game plan to build an 18,500-seat arena and mixed-use development in San Francisco looks tougher than a three-pointer at the buzzer. The $1-billion project is more than halfway through construction, filling an 11-acre site hemmed in by dense development, including the Mission Bay campus and hospital of […]

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