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Wed November 29, 2017 - National Edition
It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:
Make An Industry Impact On Giving Tuesday
Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the start of the holiday shopping season, recently another day has taken light this season: Giving Tuesday. The name is a dead giveaway for what this day is all about contributing to charities and causes and there are countless of these organization that you can give back to this holiday season.
Army Corps Of Engineers To Recycle Post-Maria Debris
The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers is working to recycle materials including metal and wood chips in Puerto Rico. FEMA and USACE Debris Planning and Response Team are working in nine locations around the island of Puerto Rico to haul away the debris from Hurricane Maria. In Ponce, alone, more than 48 trucks have removed more than 3,700 loads of debris. So far, the Debris Planning and Response Team has removed a total of 284,000 cubic yards of debris for Puerto Rico.
Appeals Court Halts Pipeline Work
A federal appeals court temporarily stopped construction on an 8-mile portion of the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline in Green, Ohio. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati made the decision on Nov. 22. The court has not announced a date for a full hearing. When the pipeline is complete, it will connect to other pipelines in Michigan, carrying 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Utica and Marcellus shales to Ohio, Michigan, and Canada everyday.
Galesburg Railroad Museum Construction To Start In 2019
Construction on a national railroad museum in Galesburg, Illinois won't begin until 2019. The organizers for the National Railroad Hall of Fame are still raising money and the reported goal is to raise $30 million to build the facility which includes new exhibits and an exterior plaza. Although officials won't release current findings, the director will be announcing the funding numbers when 80 to 90 percent of the money has been raised which will be sometime in 2019.
MTBA Invests $101M To Improve Transit During Winter
More than $101 million dollars has been invested in capital improvement projects in an effort to keep the transit system resilient in severe weather. The MBTA is encouraging people to start preparing now for their winter commutes and to sign up for alerts via their social media accounts. The MBTA closely monitors weather forecasts to assess expected and real-time conditions. Passengers should stay up-to-date by downloading the MBTA app, following @MBTA and @MBTA_CR on Twitter, or calling customer service at 617-222-3200.
Vermeer Showcases Reclaimer, Mud Pump At Open House
A crowd gathered for an open house at Vermeer North Atlantic's Middletown, Pa., facility on Nov. 12. At the lunch, industry professionals at the chance to speak with Vermeer Employees and check out the company's latest parts and technology. Vermeer Corporation and Vermeer North Atlantic have partnered to increase pipeline parts inventory to prevent excessive downtime. The highlight of the event was the equipment they had on display. This included Vermeer's R250C reclaimer and SA400 high pressure pump.
Those are just a few things we've been talking about over the past week. For more news and updates, check out Construction Equipment Guide's Industry News Page and our Industry Blog Page.