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Happy 70th Anniversary to the Gooseneck Trailer

The mechanical gooseneck trailer is now 70 years old and it’s anniversary is being celebrated by its maker, Talbert Manufacturing of Rensselaer, Indiana. A press release from the company pays homage to Austin Talbert, engineer and founder of Talbert Construction Equipment Co., who developed the first gooseneck that was patented in...

ASABE Revises Shallow Post Foundation Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its shallow post foundation design standard. The revised standard, ANSI/ASAE EP486.3, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design, includes a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity; adjustments to safety and resistance factors for lateral foundation strength; and updated definitions....

Opioid abuse major problem in construction industry

Opioid abuse is a major problem in the construction industry, hitting it harder than most any other industry in the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the online news source Bisnow. An estimated 15.1% of construction workers are engaged in opioid abuse, noted the commercial insurance underwriter CAN. That...

AkzoNobel Unveils Innovative New Finish At METALCON 2017

AkzoNobel introduced the next evolutionary advancement in print technology at METALCON 2017 with the release of CERAM-A-STAR Expressions, an innovative textured finish that engages the senses with the visual appeal of a print and texture that adds depth and dimension. “CERAM-A-STAR Expressions combines AkzoNobel’s innovative ink with our wrinkle coating technologies....

ATAS International Hosts Manufacturing Day Event

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017, ATAS International, Inc. opened their doors in early October to 60 area students and adults. This was the fifth year that ATAS participated in this event. Schools and organizations that were represented included:  Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Lehigh Valley Economic Development and Parkland...

Curved Metal Canopies Boost Safety, Appeal Of Commuter Train Station

Construction of the new Metra Union Pacific/West commuter railroad station in Lombard, Illinois, marks a major improvement for riders as well as the residents of the Village of Lombard. Prior to building the sparkling new station, riders simply boarded from two uncovered platforms. Now, the nearly 1,300 weekday riders enjoy the convenience...

America’s Hottest Zip Codes for Housing Announced

Realtor.com®  announced its third annual list of the Hottest ZIP Codes in America, which illustrates the power of millennial gravitation toward affordable suburbs with local “it” factors. For the second year in a row, Watauga, Texas, (76148) leads the list, followed by Livonia, Michigan, (48154); Kentwood, Michigan, (49548); Medford, Mass., (02155); Littleton, Colo. (80123); Castro Valley, Calif., (94546); Colorado Springs, Colo., (80922); Overland Park,...